Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy is underway in Portland, and the preliminary fights are in the books. All four fights went the distance, with no real surprises in results.
The highlight of the four fights was Mizuto Hirota vs. Pat Healy. Hirota surprised Healy with an early takedown and seemed to outstrike Healy on his feet, but Healy went for repeated takedowns and stayed busy on his feet. In the end, that proved to be enough to grind out a win in front of his hometown fans.
Here are the results from the Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy prelim card:
Welterweight Bout: Jordan Mein defeats Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight Bout: Jorge Masvidal defeats Justin Wilcox via split decision (29-28, 30-27 Masvidal, 29-28 Wilcox)
Lightweight Bout: Ryan Couture defeats Joe Duarte via split decision (29-28, 29-28 Couture, 29-28 Duarte)
Lightweight Bout: Pat Healy defeats Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)