- UPDATED “SHAMROCK VS DIAZ” FIGHT CARD

March 27, 2009
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Strikeforce on Friday released the final fight card for its “Shamrock vs. Diaz” event. The April 11 show at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., will serve as the debut event for Strikeforce’s new partnership with Showtime.

Headlined by Frank Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz and a lightweight championship rematch between titleholder Josh Thompson and Gilbert Melendez, the event will air live at 10 p.m. ET, but be delayed on the West Coast in the United States.

Main Card Bouts (on Showtime):
-Frank Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz
-Josh Thomson (#9 Lightweight in the World)* vs. Gilbert Melendez
-Christiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Hitomi Akano
-Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith
-Brett Rogers vs. Ron Humphries

Preliminary Card Bouts (Non-televside):
-Luke Rockhold vs. Buck Meredith
-Eric Lawson vs. Waylon Kennell
-Raul Castillo vs. Brandon Michaels
-James Terry vs. Zak Bucia
-Jeremy Tavares vs. Shingo Kohara

Main card will air live on Showtime in the United States at 10:00 PM (ET/PT), delayed on the West Coast

* Based on MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings

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