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Key Fights – Week of April 4

Another great week of fights is ahead with the marquee event coming from Strikeforce.  Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez defend their Strikeforce titles against Paul Daley and Tatsuya Kawajiri.  Keith Jardine will also make his Zuffa return when he takes on Gegard Mousasi on short notice, while Shinya Aoki and Hiroyuki Takaya will both be in action.

There’s yet another great Bellator event featuring ranked welterweights Ben Askren and Jay Hieron.  Angela Magana and Erin Toughill make their returns to women’s MMA action while Ryan Jimmo defends his MFC Light Heavyweight Title.

MFC Conquer (4/8/2011)

  • Light Heavyweight Title: (c) Ryan Jimmo (13-1, No. 23 LHW) vs. Zak Cummings (13-2)

Mixed Fighting Alliance (4/8/2011)

  • Women’s Lightweight: Angela Magana (8-4, No. 11 WLW) vs. Elsie Henri (4-3)

Bellator 40 (4/9/2011)

  • Welterweight: Ben Askren (7-0, No. 11 WW) vs. Nick Thompson (38-13-1)
  • Welterweight Tournament Semifinals: Jay Hieron (20-4, No. 14 WW) vs. Brent Weedman (18-5-1)

Freestyle Cage Fighting (4/9/2011)

  • Women’s Middleweight: Erin Toughill (10-2-1, No. 5 WMW) vs. Ashley Sanchez (1-2)

Jackson’s MMA Series 4 (4/9/2011)

  • Women’s Welterweight: Julie Kedzie (15-8, No. 6 WWW) vs. Kaitlin Young (4-4)

Respect Fighting Championship 5 (4/9/2011)

  • Women’s Welterweight: Alexandra Sanchez (5-1, No. 14 WWW) vs. Lena Buytendijk (0-1)

Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley (4/9/2011)

  • Welterweight Title: (c) Nick Diaz (24-7, 1 NC, No. 6 WW) vs. Paul Daley (27-9-2, No. 8 WW)
  • Lightweight Title: (c) Gilbert Melendez (18-2, No. 3 LW) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (27-6-2, No. 8 LW)
  • Light Heavyweight: Gegard Mousasi (30-3-1, No. 11 LHW) vs. Keith Jardine (17-9-1)
  • Lightweight: Shinya Aoki (26-5, 1 NC, No. 4 LW) vs. Lyle Beerbohm (16-1)
  • Featherweight: Hiroyuki Takaya (15-8-1, No. 9 FEW) vs. Robert Peralta (13-3)
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