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This Saturday at 10(I think, haven't checked the time yet) on Showtime, Strikeforce will have another night of fights.

This might not be the caliber of a card the UFC has been putting out lately, but most of these fights should be exciting.  I never thought I would see Keith jardine in a title fight, but I do enjoy watching him fight.  He's usually exciting until the KO punch lands.

The main card is...

Keith jardine vs Luke Rockhold for the Middleweight Championship.  Rockhold is heavily favored as he should be, but if Jardine can keep the fight standing, it will be an interesting fight.  Rockhold has a great ground game, and his standup isn't terrible, but Keith does have better standup IMO, if only he had a chin. 

Robbie Lawler vs Adlan Amagov.  Lawler might not be the best out there, but I love watching him fight.  He always brings it, and win or lose, the fight is usually exciting.  Amagov has KO power, but Lawler will easily be the toughest test of his career.  A win over Lawler would be huge for Amagov's career going forward, and Lawler needs to win to avoid losing 3 in a row.

King Mo Lawal vs Lorenz Larkin.  King Mo is a former champion in Strikeforce, and larkin is an undefeated young up and comer.  This fight should be interesting.  I've only seen Larkin fight a few times, so I don't know how good his take down defense is, but from what I have seen of both fighters, Larkin will need to keep the fight standing to win, and Lawal will need to get Larkin to the ground. 

Tyron Woodley vs Jordan Mein.  This one might be a bit lopsided in Woodley's favor.  Woodley has been on a tear, and he's undefeated with great wrestling.  This will be a big test for Mein, who has a few ugly losses on his belt.  If Woodley can avoid a submission hold, I really can't see him losing.

Tarec Saffiedine vs Tyler Sinson.  Honestly, I have never saw Sinson fight.  Maybe somebody has that can educate me on him.  Being that, I don't really know what to expect. 

Your thoughts on the fights?  Predictions?

And new to the group this week, Clouis put a pick em in the message boards for the group, so please, if you're not already a member, join the group, and all members that want to, post your pick ems for the fights.  The scoring system is posted in the pick em post.  Winner of the pick em will pick the group image and headline until the next night of fights.

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January 6, 2012  02:39 AM ET

I had to put a little bet on The Dean of Mean at +400 even though he's probably overmatched. He'll probably get sonned, but his weird style can probably throw anybody for a bit of a loop.

Mein gets some hype on one of the Canadian websites I use, but even after 30 fights, I can't figure out whether he's the real deal.

January 6, 2012  02:40 AM ET

Rumors today about BJ Penn unretiring.
Apparently he called out Nick Diaz publicly today for grabbing the fence during their fight or something.
My guess is that's a lead-in to set up a return fight at LW against little brother Nate since they both had the same experience of being undersized at WW.

January 6, 2012  03:51 AM ET
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Rumors today about BJ Penn unretiring. Apparently he called out Nick Diaz publicly today for grabbing the fence during their fight or something. My guess is that's a lead-in to set up a return fight at LW against little brother Nate since they both had the same experience of being undersized at WW.

NOTE: I started a separate thread for this (BJ Penn) in the message boards. I don't mean to hijack the Strikeforce talk in this thread.

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January 6, 2012  09:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Rumors today about BJ Penn unretiring. Apparently he called out Nick Diaz publicly today for grabbing the fence during their fight or something. My guess is that's a lead-in to set up a return fight at LW against little brother Nate since they both had the same experience of being undersized at WW.

Doesn't surprise me. I've always thought decisions made immediately following sporting events are too emotion-filled and can never be taken too serious.

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January 7, 2012  10:26 PM ET
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Anybody watching the prelims?

I missed the prelims but I'm tuned in now. Did I miss any good fights?

January 7, 2012  10:38 PM ET

Hershel Walker in the house.

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January 7, 2012  11:08 PM ET

What a boring fight. I had to relegate most of it picture-in-picture status.

January 7, 2012  11:09 PM ET
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Nothing too spectacular, but remember this name: Nah-Shon Burrell. This 21 yr old has some good raw talent and could really turn some heads down the road.

Cool.

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January 7, 2012  11:24 PM ET

Wow. She let Mo throw about 3 extra shots before stopping it.

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January 7, 2012  11:40 PM ET
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Lawler really needs a win tonight.

Didn't look like that knee even connected on the replay.

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