Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
All the fighters who will compete on a STRIKEFORCE® World Championship Doubleheader tomorrow/Saturday, July 14, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., made weight Friday.
Luke Rockhold, who will defend his STRIKEFORCE middleweight title against Tim Kennedy in the main event, and Lorenz Larkin, who meets Robbie Lawler in a featured non-title televised fight, required two attempts at the scale.
Rockhold, shown facing off with Kennedy, weighed the division-limit 185 pounds after coming in one-half-pound over. After jogging for about 15 minutes, he made weight on the second try. Kennedy weighed 184 1/2 pounds.
Tyron Woodley (left) and Nate Marquardt get up close and personal and then pose one day before their fight for the vacant STRIKEFORCE welterweight crown. Both fighters weighed 169 1/2 pounds.
Keith Jardine (left) weighed 185 1/2 pounds and Roger Gracie weighed 186 for their key middleweight clash on SHOWTIME.
Lawler (left) and Larkin each weighed in officially at 186 pounds. Larkin was over by a half on his first try but returned quickly to make the weight.
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The live undercard fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME® begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The matchups and weights: Jorge Masvidal (156 pounds) vs. Justin Wilcox (155 1/2 pounds), Pat Healy (156 pounds) vs. Mizuto Hirota (156 pounds), Ryan Couture (155 1/2 pounds) vs. Joe Duarte (155 1/2 pounds), Jordan Mein (170 pounds) vs. Tyler Stinson (170 1/2 pounds) and Jason High (171 pounds) vs.Nate Moore (171 pounds).
Tickets for STRIKEFORCE®: ROCKHOLD vs. KENNEDY, presented by Musclepharm, are on sale and are priced at $125, $75, $50 and $40. Tickets are available at the Rose Quarter Box Office, all participating Safeway/TicketsWest outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at RoseQuarter.com.