Nick Diaz VS Daley & Melendez VS Kawajiri

On April 9th, Strikeforce hits San Diego along with two Mulisha fighters. Metal Mulisha Welterweight World Champion Nick Diaz will defend his title against the Paul “Semtex” Daley. Metal Mulisha’s Gilbert Melendez will make the second defense of his Lightweight Title against Tatsuya Kawajiri. In a potential candidate for Fight of the Year in the main event, sizzling STRIKEFORCE Welterweight (170 pounds) World Champion Nick Diaz (24-7, 1 NC), of Stockton, Calif., will seek his 10th consecutive victory when he defends against the hard-hitting, notorious British striker, Paul “Semtex” Daley (26-9-2), of Nottingham, England.

Gilbert “El Niño” Melendez (18-2), of San Francisco, by way of Santa Ana, Calif., will make the second defense of his STRIKEFORCE World Lightweight (155-pounds) Title against top-ranked Japanese superstar Tatsuya “Crusher’’ Kawajiri (27-6-2), who unanimously outpointed former STRIKEFORCE lightweight belt-holder Josh Thomson in his last start on Dec. 31, 2010. The championship doubleheader takes place live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.

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