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Nick Diaz it appears your next opponent in Strikeforce is set.

After missing weight on Friday, British bomber Paul “Semtex” Daley promised to make up for his transgression with a first round knockout on Saturday. Daley is apparently a man of his word.

The former UFC welterweight crushed DEEP champion Yuya Shirai just minutes into their bout at BAMMA 5 on Saturday in the U.K. Daley attacked with aggression and seemed to show little respect for his opponent’s ability to do much damage to him, or attempt to get the fight to the ground.

An early jab popped Shirai in the mush, sending him to the mat, but the Japanese fighter was able to recover quick enough, only to get blasted with another stiff jab just a few moments later. As Shirai tried to get his footing under him, Daley was having none of it and he slammed the DEEP champion with an uppercut followed by a left hook.

Shirai crashed to the canvas and the fight was stopped, with Daley declared the winner by knockout.

Now it appears the stage is set for Daley to take his spot as the top contender in the Strikeforce welterweight division, and a showdown with champion Nick Diaz that could take place as early as April 9.

Much like Daley, former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez missed making weight for his 215lb catchweight fight against James McSweeney, but it didn’t seem to rattle him once they met on Saturday.

Rodriguez mixed up a flurry of takedowns that put McSweeney on his back repeatedly, as he controlled his way to a unanimous decision win. By far not the most exciting fight on the card, but Rodriguez did what he needed to do as he picked up his 11th win in a row overall, while McSweeney drops to 1-5 in his last 6 fights.

Former UFC fighter Xavier Foupa-Pokam started out strong in his fight against Alex Makhonin in the first round of their fight at BAMMA, even dropping his British opponent in the opening stanza.

Pokam seemed in complete control, putting the fight wherever he wanted in the opening 5 minutes. It all changed in the 2nd round.

Possibly feeling confident from a successful first round, Pokam looked for a throw in the 2nd, but this time ended up on his back with Makhonin on top of him, and soon in the mount.

Makhonin had no intentions of letting the fight go anywhere else and he absolutely hammered Pokam from the position until the referee saw enough and stopped the fight.

Foupa-Pokam has now dropped four fights in a row overall, while Makhonin, a prospect from England, ups his record to 9-1.


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