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Paul Daley and Tatsuya Kawajiri Confirm Title Bouts for “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley”

Paul DaleyChallengers Paul Daley and¬†Tatsuya Kawajiri ¬†have confirmed their respective title matches for the April 9 “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” event.

After expressing his displeasure with the recent UFC acquisition of Strikeforce, Paul Daley will fight Nick Diaz for the Strikeforce welterweight title as expected, according to MMAfighting.

Tatsuya Kawajiri is also set to face lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez on the Showtime-televised card after his participation was in question due to the ongoing crisis in his native Japan following the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Kawajiri recently defeated former Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson at Dynamite!! 2010.

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