Strikeforce ‘Los Angeles’ Payouts: ‘Babalu’ Takes $100K

By Brian Knapp Jun 22, 2010
Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral pocketed an event-high $100,000 in his unanimous decision victory over Robbie Lawler in the Strikeforce “Los Angeles” headliner on June 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Lawler, the one-time EliteXC middleweight champion, banked $85,000, according to figures released on Tuesday by the California State Athletic Commission.

Sobral, who bounced back from his first-round technical knockout loss to Gegard Mousasi, won for the sixth time in seven appearances. The 34-year-old Brazilian attacked Lawler’s legs and body with kicks, as he earned a unanimous verdict from the judges. Scores were 29-28 across the board.

Meanwhile, Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos took a $10,000 haul for his first-round technical knockout against Dream welterweight champion Marius Zaromskis. The 32-year-old Santos, husband of Strikeforce women’s champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, has rattled off back-to-back wins since his split decision defeat to Joey Villasenor a year ago. Zaromskis earned $5,000 for a rough night’s work.

Strikeforce “Los Angeles” Payouts

Renato Sobral -- $100,000 def. Robbie Lawler -- $ 85,000

Evangelista Santos -- $10,000 def. Marius Zaromskis -- $5,000

Tim Kennedy -- $30,000 def. Trevor Prangley -- $30,000

K.J. Noons -- $25,000 def. Conor Heun -- $4,000

Hugo Sandoval -- $1,500 def. Marcus Kowal -- $1,000

Jeremy Umphries -- $1,500 def. R.J. Clifford -- $2,000
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