Strikeforce 'Diaz vs. Daley' Nets 528,000 Viewers


Nick Diaz's performance grabbed eyes Saturday night. | File Photo/Sherdog.com


Strikeforce “Diaz vs. Daley” netted an average of 528,000 viewers during its April 9 broadcast on Showtime.

The broadcast, which aired live on the premium cable network at 10 p.m. ET, peaked on Saturday night with 806,000 viewers. The numbers represent a marked rebound from Strikeforce's last major event, “Feijao vs. Henderson,” which earned an average of 412,000 viewers.

Headlined by an exciting welterweight title fight between champion Nick Diaz and heavy-handed challenger Paul Daley, Strikeforce's April 9 event emanated from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.

Prior to the back-and-forth main event that saw Diaz finish Daley by TKO, Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez further staked his claim as one of the world's best lightweights. “El Nino” crushed challenger Tatsuya Kawajiri, flooring the Japanese powerhouse and finishing the former Shooto champ with elbows from top position.

Former UFC talent Keith Jardine also gave a good account of himself, despite taking his fight with Dream titleholder Gegard Mousasi on just one week's notice. Though “The Dean of Mean” sustained heavy damage during the light heavyweight contest with the Dutch-Armenian, Jardine pushed forward to earn a majority draw, benefiting from a point deduction handed to Mousasi after an illegal up-kick in round one.

Shinya Aoki also returned to his winning ways in the first televised bout of the evening, as “Tobikan Judan” easily submitted Lyle Beerbohm with a rear neck crank, handing “Fancy Pants” his second-consecutive defeat.

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