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Strikeforce Play-by-Play: Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley

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Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley

Round 1: Woodley moves in with a kick to the body.  Marquardt answers with a leg kick.  Woodley catches a kick to the groin but says he can continue.  Marquardt moving forward.  Woodley lands a left hook that staggers Marquardt. Woodley grabs him and gets a takedown.  He knees Marquardt to the body.  Marquardt works to get back to his feet.  Marquardt gets back standing.  Woodley lands a knee to the body.  They work for position along the cage.  They separate.  Marquardt lands a straight right that knocks Woodley down.  Woodley goes for a takedown.  Marquardt goes for a guillotine choke but Woodley gets out.  Woodley gets back to his feet and Marquardt pressures him.  Marquardt has Woodley against the cage.  Woodley circles out.  Woodley still looks hurt.  Marquardt goes to the body.  He presses Woodley against the cage.  A minute remains.  Woodley lands a knee.  Marquardt lands a right hand.  Woodley ties him up and works for a takedown.  Marquardt turns him.  Marquardt lands a right hand at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt.

Round 2: Woodley circles on the outside while Marquardt stalks him.  Marquardt begins to work the legs of Woodley with kicks.  Woodley lands a spinning back fist on Marquardt’s shoulder.  Marquardt moves in and eats a right hand.  Woodley switches stances.  Marquardt lands a straight right.  Woodley ties him up.  Marquardt gets free.  Marquardt presses forward.  He continues to work the legs with kicks.  They exchange jabs.  Marquardt delivers a spinning back kick to the body of Woodley.  Woodley misses with a right but lands a right.  Marquardt moves in with a straight right hand and secures a trip takedown.  Woodley works his way back to his feet and lands a right hand to the body.  Marquardt throws a head kick that’s blocked.  Woodley lands a right hand.  Marquardt goes after him with a right hand as the round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt.

Round 3: Marquardt takes the center of the cage.  Woodely lands a combination that backs Marquardt up.  he lands a right hook that knocks Marquardt down.  Woodley pounces on him and lands a series of right hands.  Marquardt looks for an arm bar but Woodley defends it.  Woodley works inside Marquardts closed guard.  Woodley peppers Marquardt with short punches.  Marquardt controls his posture and the referee stands them up.  Marquardt moves forward.  Woodley misses with a superman punch.  Woodley circles away.  Marquardt loads up with a right hand that misses.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Woodley misses with a lead left hook.  Marquardt goes back to working Woodley’s legs.  Marquardt moves in with a right hook to the body.  Marquardt closes the distance with right hands and clinches.  He presses Woodley against the cage.  He lands a knee to the body.  Marquardt lands two elbows from the clinch before the bell sounds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Woodley.

Round 4: Marquardt takes the center of the cage and lands a straight right to the body.  Woodley moves in and Marquardt counters with two solid right hands.  Marquardt lands a right cross.  Marquardt presses him against the cage.  Marquardt steps back and lands a combination of elbows.  Woodley is  hurt.  Marquardt delivers another and an uppercut.  Woodley is knocked out.  Marquardt is the Strikeforce welterweight champion.

The official time of the knockout came at the 1:39 mark of the fourth round.

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