Herschel Walker wins his first MMA fight; Robbie Lawler has impressive one-punch knockout
Bobby Lashley vs. Wes Sims
Lashley, who is trying to be a pro wrestler and MMA fighter at the same time, defeated Sims pretty easily. Sims tried some pro wrestling type antics at the beginning of the fight, but the crowd did not react at all. Lashley basically punched Sims into submission, with the ref stopping the fight.
Robbie Lawler vs. Melvin Manhoef
Manhoef opened with some kicks to the body and seemed to be in control when suddenly Lawler knocked him out with an overhand right. A definite moment to try to find on YouTube. Just an explosive right by Lawler, and the crowd went crazy for it.
Herschel Walker vs. Greg Nagy
Walker looks like he could still be playing pro football. Boring first round, won by Walker who threw a lot of punches. In Round 2, Walker takes Nagy down, but doesn't seem to know what to do with him. No submission skills. So he basically just throws punch after punch until the ref stops it. “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Walker says after the fight. Maybe Strikeforce can trade him to UFC for 12 guys.
Nick Diaz d. Marius Zaromskis for the welterweight title
Diaz connects with several hard knees, then connects with punches to the head and body before Zaromskis goes down. Doesn't even last a round. Diaz wins.
-- Houston Mitchell
Photo: Herschel Walker has Greg Nagy in trouble during their Strikeforce bout on Saturday night. Credit: Jim Rassol / Sun-Sentinel