Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley

Gilbert Melendez vs Tatsuya Kawajiri

April 10, 2011 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California

Strikeforce Diaz vs. Daley results: Gilbert Melendez defeats Tatsuya Kawajiri by TKO (strikes, ref stoppage) at 3:14 of round 1. Gilbert Melendez defends his Strikeforce lightweight title against Japanese ace Tatsuya Kawajiri. The two will reprise their legendary 2007 battle in Pride Fighting Championships.

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Lightweight Title

Date: April 10, 2011

Gilbert Melendez Tatsuya Kawajiri
32 age 35
5'9" height 5'8"
155 weight 154
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