Filed under: StrikeforceThe Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley fight card on April 9 in San Diego won't feature the next pair of heavyweight tournament quarterfinal bouts as initially planned, but fans are in for an arguably more intriguing lineup.
In the main event, top-ranked Nick Diaz (24-7-1) will make his third defense of the Strikeforce welterweight title against heavy-handed British striker Paul Daley (27-9-2). Diaz has built a reputation on fighting his opponent's style, but will he continue the trend against someone who coming off two devastating first-round knockout wins?
Diaz's teammate Gilbert Melendez (19-2) is back in action after renewing a deal with Strikeforce and he'll welcome top Japanese lightweight Tatsuya Kawajiri (27-6-2) to the U.S. The fight will be Melendez's second title defense since unifying the Strikeforce titles in December 2009.
The current Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley card from the Valley View Casino Center is below.