Welterweight: 156-170 lbs.


Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis compete for the inaugural Strikeforce welterweight championship.

Nick Diaz
def.
Marius Zaromskis
TKO (punches) @ 4:38 of R1
Strikeforce: Miami
01.30.10

def.
K.J. Noons
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2
10.09.10
def.
Evangelista Santos
TKO (punches) @ 4:50 of R2
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg
01.29.11
def.
Paul Daley
TKO (punches) @ 4:57 of R1
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
04.09.11

Nick Diaz vacates the Strikeforce welterweight championship after leaving the promotion to compete for the UFC.

Nate Marquardt and Tyron Woodley compete for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight championship.

Nate Marquardt
def.
Tyron Woodley
Knockout (elbows & punches) @ 1:39 of R4
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
07.14.12

Tarec Saffiedine
def.
Nate Marquardt
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
01.12.13

Strikeforce ceases operations and folds on January 13, 2013 after being purchased by UFC parent company Zuffa and ultimately merged with the UFC.