Former UFC middleweight contender Matt Lindland bounced back from an unsuccessful Strikeforce debut, as he snapped a two-fight losing streak with a third-round knockout of Kevin Casey on Friday in the main event of Strikeforce Challengers 8 in Portland, Oregon.
Welterweight prospect Tyron Woodley remained undefeated with a split decision over Nathan Coy, while Roger Bowling, Tarec Saffiedine, and Pat Healy also earned wins on the Showtime-televised card.
The official Strikeforce Challengers 8 results were:
- Matt Lindland def. Kevin Casey via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:41
- Tyron Woodley def. Nathan Coy via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
- Roger Bowling def. Bobby Voelker via technical unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Tarec Saffiedine def. Nate Moore via KO (punch) – Round 2, 1:21
- Pat Healy def. Bryan Travers via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Pictured: Matt Lindland