Strikeforce returns home to San Jose, Calif., for Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II at the HP Pavilion on Saturday night. Welterweight champion Nick Diaz faces K.J. Noons in a main event rematch to top the bill. Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman is also defending her belt on Saturday night, as she takes on Marloes Coenen. will have results from the preliminary bouts, with full play-by-play of the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

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R1 – Diaz with a leg kick. Noons misses with a big right hand. They’re back in the center. Diaz with a jab and Noons with a counter. Diaz lands a two punch combination. Noons with a left hand. Diaz lands a short right hand knocking Noons down. Diaz in side control. Noons scrambles back to his feet. Diaz taunting him. Diaz with a right hand. Noons lacking the head movement he had in their first fight. Noons with a right hand. Body shots by Noons. Diaz talking in the closing seconds of the round. Noons presses forward. The round ends. scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.

Nick Diaz and KJ Noons at Strikeforce

Nick Diaz and KJ Noons at Strikeforce

R2 – Noons with a right to the body and a left hand to the head ofo Diaz. Diaz cut. Noons talking to Diaz and taunting the titleholder. Diaz losing the stand up in this round. Diaz goes for a takedown but Noons easily fends it off. Noons with a left hand. Noons with another right hook to the body. Diaz switches stances to southpaw. Knee to the body by Noons. Diaz with a body shot but Noons answers with one of his own. Diaz has slowed down. Noons moving forward. Lands another knee to the body of Diaz. Diaz tries to clinch but Noons rotates out. Noons with a high kick at the bell. scores it 10-9 for Noons.

R3 – Diaz immediately tries to get the fight to the ground, but Noons shakes it off. Diaz lands a combination. Diaz with a right hand to the body. Diaz stalking Noons and landing his jab. Noons with a series of right hands to the boyd. Diaz lands a knee to the mid section of Noons. Noons looks to have slowed and Diaz takes the round.

R4 – Diaz more aggressive to start the round. Diaz with a body shot. Noons lands an uppercut. Diaz moving in and out using his reach effectively. Diaz with a combination forcing Noons to back away. Noons with a left hand. Diaz unleashes jab after jab after jab. Noons wings wild punches from the outside. Diaz gets the Thai clinch and lands a knee. Noons with an uppercut. Noons with a knee from the clinch. Diaz lands a knee to the head of Noons and a left hand. Diaz begins taunting again. scored the round 10-9 for Diaz.

R5 – Noons presses and Diaz tries to get it to the ground. Noons has none of it. They clinch and Diaz lands right hands to the head as Noons lands right hands to the body. Noons stuffs another takedown from Diaz. Left hookd and right hand by Noons. Noons with a right hand and Diaz clinches immediately but Noons moves away. Noons with an uppercut. Final minutes of the bout. Noons swinging wildly. Noons taunts Diaz. The round ends and they both raise their hands. MMAWeekly scores the final round 10-9 for Noons.

-Nick Diaz def. K.J. Noons by unanimous decision(48-47, 49-47, 49-46)


R1 – Cavalcante moves in but Thomson evades him. Missed high kick by Thomson. Cavalcante lands out outside leg kick and clinches. They move back to distance. Cavalcante throwing big shots but coming up with air. Cavalcante catches Thomson with a right hook that knocks Thomson down. Thomson goes for the takedown and Cavalcante applies a guillotine choke. It’s in tight, but Thomson pulls his head out. Thomson ground and pounds inside Cavalcante’s guard. Cavalcante looks for another submission, a triagne, but Thomson stacks him. Thomson puts on an arm triangle choke but the round ends. Great round. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Cavalcante.

Josh Thomson and J.Z. Calvancante at Strikeforce

Josh Thomson looks to the crowd during his fight against J.Z. Calvancante

R2 – Cavalcante closes the distance and presses Thomson against the cage. They jockey for position as Thomson lands knees to Cavalcante’s thighs. Thomson eventually gets a trip takedown and takes Cavalcante’s back. J.Z. ties up Thomson’s wrists. Thomson briefly looked for the arm triangle choke again, now in Cavalcante’s half guard. Thomson postures up and lands strikes as the round ends. scores the round 10-9 for Thomson.

R3 – Thomson goes for a takedown early but Cavalcante fends it off. J.Z. closes the distance but Thomson ties him up. They’re clinched against the cage. Cavalcante gets a takedown and mounts Thomson. Thomson controls Cavalcante’s head as J.Z. lands punches to the body. Thomson works his way to half guard. Thomson uses rubber guard and pumps his fist at the camera. Thomson gets back to his feet with two minutes to go. Thomson goes for a takedown and Cavalcante lands a big punch. Cavalcante gets top position on the ground. Thomson works a neck crank as Cavalcante holds him down. Cavalcante postured up and throws punches. scores the round 10-9 for Cavalcante.

-Josh Thomson def. J.Z. Cavalcante by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


R1 – Coenen looking to counter early. Outside leg kick by Coenen. Kaufman throwing combinations as the two feel each other out through the first two minutes. Kaufman lands a combination as Coenen closes the distance. They’re clinched along the cage and they’re separated by the referee. Coenen lands an overhand right and a hard left hand. They immediately clinch and work for position. They’re separated again. Coenen works kicks to the legs while Kaufman looks to box. The round ends with a flurry by both with neither landing a damaging shot. scores the round 10-9 for Coenen.

Marloes Coenen and Sarah Kaufman at Strikeforce

Marloes Coenen delivers a blow to Sarah Kaufman at Strikeforce

R2 – After some boxing at distance, Coenen clinches. The crowd begins to boo as they’re tied up against the cage. They exchange knees to the legs. The referee separates them. Kaufman lands a combination. Coenen lands a body kick and Kaufman catches it and pushes her to the fence. Kaufman appears to be the stronger of the two but unable to do much in the clinch. The referee decides to separate them again. Kaufman lands a right hand off a Coenen kick. Coenen gets a throw takedown but Kaufman lands on top. Kaufman stands to land punches and Coenen works for an arm bar. Kaufman escapes and the round ends.

R3 – Coenen gets an early takedown but Kaufman reverses and ends in Coenen’s guard. Kaufman tries to posture up to land strikes but Coenen active off the bottom. Kaufman landing punches. Coenen slaps on an arm bar and the fight is stopped. Coenen is the new champion. Kaufman tapped out.

-Marloes Coenen def. Sarah Kaufman by submission (arm bar) at 1:59, R3


R1 – Galvao lands a stiff jab but Woodley stuns him with a combination. Galvao tries to get the fight to the ground but Woodley easily fends it off. Woodley lands a left hand and Galvao briefly knocked down. Galvao IS hurt and is shakey on his feet. He shoots for a takedown and Woodley finishes him with strikes.

-Tyron Woodley def. Andre Galvao by TKO (strikes) at 1:48, R1


Main Bouts (Showtime):

-Nick Diaz def. K.J. Noons by unanimous decision(48-47, 49-47, 49-46)

-Josh Thomson def. J.Z. Cavalcante by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

-Marloes Coenen def. Sarah Kaufman by submission (arm bar) at 1:59, R3

-Tyron Woodley def. Andre Galvao by TKO (strikes) at 1:48, R1

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):

-James Terry def. David Marshall by unanimous decision

-Josh McDonald def. Ron Keslar by unanimous decision (29-28 on all cards)

-Jess Bouscal def. Luis Mendoza by submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:00, R2