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Strikeforce Live Blog: Nick Diaz vs. Marius Zaromskis Updates

This is the Strikeforce live blog for Nick Diaz vs. Marius Zaromskis, the welterweight title bout on the Strikeforce: Miami card on Showtime.

DREAM welterweight champion Zaromskis makes his Strikeforce debut against Diaz for the vacant Strikeforce belt. The high-kickin' Zaromskis has won his last three fights with head kicks. Diaz says he's at his best at welterweight and he is back down to 170 after two catchweight bouts in 2009.

The live blog begins below.

Round 1: Zaromskis charges forward with a jump kick. Diaz hurts Zaromskis with a left hand. Zaromskis keeps throwing combos but he's having difficulty with Diaz's reach. Diaz reaches for a single-leg. Diaz drives knees to Zaromskis' right thigh. Zaromskis is allowing Diaz to wear his right leg down with knees. Diaz puts Zaromskis down but Zaromskis stands and escapes. Diaz is hurting Zaromkis with rapid left and right punches. Zaromskis drops Diaz with a left hook and right to the shoulder. Zaromskis looks to finish. Diaz stands. Zaromskis tries a combo but still having a hard time with Diaz's reach. They exchange punches with Diaz winning the battle. An uppercut hurts Zaromskis. Zaromskis is in survival mode and Diaz attacks the body. Diaz drops Zaromskis with a short right hook and it's over.

Diaz wins by TKO - Round 1, 4:38