Middleweight: 171-185 lbs.


Frank Shamrock and Phil Baroni compete for the inaugural Strikeforce middleweight championship.

Frank Shamrock
def.
Phil Baroni
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 4:00 of R2
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Baroni
06.22.07

Cung Le
def.
Frank Shamrock
TKO (broken arm) @ 5:00 of R3
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le
03.29.08

Cung Le vacates the Strikeforce middleweight championship after leaving the promotion to star in motion pictures.

Jake Shields and Jason Miller compete for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight championship.

Jake Shields
def.
Jason Miller
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers
11.07.09

def.
Dan Henderson
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Nashville
04.17.10

Jake Shields vacates the Strikeforce middleweight championship after leaving Strikeforce to compete for the UFC.

Ronaldo Souza and Tim Kennedy compete for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight championship.

Ronaldo Souza
def.
Tim Kennedy
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Houston
08.21.10

def.
Robbie Lawler
Submission (rear-naked choke) @ 2:00 of R3
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg
01.29.11

Luke Rockhold
def.
Ronaldo Souza
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov
09.10.11

def.
Keith Jardine
TKO (punches) @ 4:26 of R1
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine
01.07.12
def.
Tim Kennedy
Decision (unanimous) @ 5:00 of R5
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
07.14.12

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