The third fight of the main card and airing on Showtime at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Jorge Masvidal vs. K.J. Noons. This is a lightweight fight, meaning 155lbs. The winner of this bout is believed to be the number one contender to Strikeforce's lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The referee in charge of the action is
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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox with Noons stalking early. Right hand straight lands for Masvidal. Right hand to the body for Noons. Nice jab to the body for Masvidal. Jumping knee lands for Masvidal, which he uses to hit a driving double against the fence. Noons attempting a kimura from underneath while Masvidal is trying to pass to mount off of Noons' legs. Noons stands and separates. Left hook lands from Noons, but he is bleeding badly. Right hand now by Masvidal. Noons leans off of a jab and eats a huge knee from Masvidal. Noons collapses and Masvidal pounces. Noons is scrambling and trying to survive. The round saves him.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-8 Masvidal.
ROUND 2 - Noons is still bleeding badly as the round begins. Noons trying to corner Masvidal. Nice uppercut from Noons as he charges in. Masvidal catches a kick and takes Noons to the floor, but Noons stands. Noons rips a left hook to the body of Masvidal. Single leg dump by Masvidal and now he's working in Noons' full guard. Noons squirms back to the fence and stands. Right hand now for Masvidal plus a liver shot. Now Noons on top off a reversal but Masvidal stands. Jumping knee for Masvidal stands and Noons is working the outside.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Masvidal.
ROUND 3 - Noons' face is a mess to start the round. Noons is stalking but Masvidal mostly evading pressure against the cage. Masvidal reaches for a takedown, but can't get it. Spinning back kick from Masvidal is blocked. Left hook now by Noons. Masvidal chases down a single and gets it, but Noons stands. Another tree top takedown and this time some punches from Masvidal. Noons stands again, but AGAIN Masvidal takes him down. Closer round.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Masvidal and the fight 30-26 Masvidal.
Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Jorge Masvidal defeats K.J. Noons by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).