Strikeforce Results & Live Play-by-Play

Dec 4, 2010
Sherdog.com will report from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of Strikeforce "Henderson vs. Babalu 2", which is headlined by Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

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Josh Epps vs. J.W. Wright
Round 1
Wright charges and secures the takedown. Epps works an arm triangle from the bottom, but Wright breaks his grip. Wright postures up and drops some blows, passing to half guard. Wright stands and pulls guard, locking up a guillotine. Epps struggles to escape, but cannot pop his head out, tapping at 1:29 of round one.

Booker DeRousse vs. Coltin Cole
Round 1
The fighters touch gloves to start. DeRousse jabs and clinches, securing a body lock against the cage. DeRousse is landing damaging knees to the body and legs with his opponent pinned to the fence. Cole attempts a throw, but DeRousse bases out and regains his position. Cole turns the tables, pinning DeRousse against the chain link. Cole lands an elbow on the break, and he’s warned for it by the referee. Cole lands a big shot standing that drops DeRousse and pounces, delivering heavy ground and pound through DeRousse’s guard. He slams Derousse, but Cole is then swept. He climbs back on top, but he’s caught in a triangle. After an uncertain moment, Cole shakes the choke off and passes to side control. DeRousse gives up his back, and Cole is content to ride him without digging his hooks in. DeRousse stands, but he’s immediately thrown with a beautiful German suplex by Cole. DeRousse regains his feet and hits an ankle pick to end the round. 10-9 Cole.

Round 2
DeRousse lands a body kick to start and clinches. Cole drops and rolls for a kneebar, but DeRousse makes him pay for it, passing to side control and landing ground and pound. Cole recovers half guard, and it looks like he’s going for a kimura. DeRousse passes to mount and has a keylock. Cole grimaces in pain but won’t submit. DeRousse gives it up, but maintains top position. From side control, he again passes to mount, dropping punches on Cole’s exposed face. The ref is taking a hard look at it and finally steps in, saving Cole from further punishment at 3:04 of round two.

Lee Brousseau vs. Mike Glenn
Round 1
Brousseau presses early, throwing heavy punches and catching Glenn with a savage counter right hook. Glenn dives for a single, and Brousseau is wailing away with punches to his head and body. Glenn is game, though, and won’t quit. Brousseau grabs Glenn’s exposed neck and falls back for a guillotine. Glenn doesn’t allow him to lock up his guard, however, and passes to side control and then mount. Now Glenn is in control, and Brousseau is in trouble, getting hit with everything but the kitchen sink. What a comeback. Big John McCarthy steps in and stops it, awarding Glenn the victory at 2:00 of round one.

Thomas Aaron vs. Matt Ricehouse
Round 1
Both men are cautious to start. Aaron lands a nice leg kick. Ricehouse is moving laterally. Both guys are gauging the distance. Aaron catches a kick and elevates Ricehouse for the slam. He lands in half guard with a far-side overhook. Aaron stands up before Ricehouse can pull guard. Back on the feet, Ricehouse catches a low kick and counters with a beautiful straight right. Aaron is working for a triangle, but Ricehouse passes his guard. They both stand, and Ricehouse lands a knee as they reach their feet. Aaron fires back with a knee of his own. Aaron executes a nice throw and nearly secures Ricehouse’s back. Ricehouse is able to recover guard, however, landing a heel kick to Aaron’s chest. Aaron stands up and they clinch. Aaron takes a deep breath. Ricehouse whiffs on a high kick as the round ends. 10-10.

Round 2
They touch gloves to start round two. Ricehouse misses with a big right hand. Aaron lands a low kick, but it’s countered by a Ricehouse right straight. Aaron throws a body kick that lands as Ricehouse drops his head, but the leaner fighter grabs the leg, putting Aaron on his back again. Ricehouse briefly passes to side control, but Aaron recovers half guard and eventually escapes to his feet. Locked in the clinch again, both men land knees and short punches to the ribs. Ricehouse secures a body lock, but Aaron’s takedown defense is stout. Another knee from Ricehouse right up the gut. McCarthy separates the pair. Ricehouse charges forward, clinching and picking Aaron up. After the ensuing slam, Ricehouse immediately passes to half guard. Aaron clings to a guillotine in vain. 10-9 Ricehouse.

Round 3
Ricehouse throws a superman punch to start the third, again clinching against the cage. He’s looking for a standing guillotine, but Aaron takes him down for his efforts. Ricehouse is defending well, regaining a base on his knees and now cradling Aaron’s far side appendages. Ricehouse turns it into a switch and steps over into mount. Aaron escapes immediately, but Ricehouse is now obviously the fresher fighter on the feet. He lands a short elbow in the clinch before hitting a beautiful inside leg trip. Aaron closes his guard, and Ricehouse tries to posture and throw down. Now Aaron is moving his legs up, perhaps looking for an armbar, but it’s not happening. Aaron’s left eye is slightly swollen. Ricehouse stacks him against the cage and passes to scarf control as the fight comes to a close. 10-9 Ricehouse.

Ricehouse takes the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 (twice) and 30-27.

Lucas Lopes vs. Cortez Coleman
Round 1
Bad blood at the weigh-ins between these two. Lopes buries his head for a takedown, but Coleman stuffs it. Coleman is throwing everything with bad intentions. Lopes lands two chopping leg kicks. They clinch again, and Coleman is landing serious uppercuts and hooks from the single collar. Both men take a breath. Lopes tries a single, but Coleman reverses it, landing in a front headlock. Now he falls back for an arm-in guillotine, and after a brief struggle Lopes taps out at 2:04 of the first round.

Patrick Cummins vs. Terrell Brown
Round 1
Cummins immediately clinches, but Brown shucks him off. Again, Cummins clinches and lands a knee. Pat snaps out a sweet jab, followed by another one. Now Cummins lands a one-two, but Brown fires back. Cummins changes levels and hits the takedown, immediately passing to side mount. He’s looking for a keylock, but the cage is preventing Cummins from cranking it all the way. Cummins is now dropping really heavy shots from top position. Brown is in big trouble. This is getting out of hand. Finally, the referee steps in, saving Brown at 2:44 of the first.

Max Martyniouk vs. Justin Lawrence
Round 1
The fighters touch gloves. Both men are hesitant to start, gauging the distance. Lawrence lands a hard leg kick. Martynuk rushes in and is taken down immediately. Lawrence lands in half guard, and he’s taking short punches to his left side. A red spot is forming on his ribcage, but Lawrence isn’t bothered. The hometown favorite is taking his time and controlling Martynuk. He passes to mount and is aggressively looking for an arm triangle. The crowd roars. Martynuk won’t give up, instead throwing short punches to Lawrence’s side. Finally, Lawrence lets it go. Lawrence is still controlling in side control, but Martynuk is game. Lawrence thinks about a near-side armbar, but quickly abandons the notion for some hammer fists. The crowd is calling for knees to the body, and Lawrence obliges them with one. More hammer fists from Lawrence. 10-9 Lawrence.

Round 2
Martynuk takes the center of the cage to start the second. Lawrence dances on the outside, gauging distance. He opens up with a left hook that misses, then tries a lead-leg side kick. Lawrence lands two hard leg kicks. Martynuk attempts a leaping front kick that misses. Lawrence lands a dynamite right hand that buckles, Martynuk. Lawrence follows up with more heavy punches standing, and Martynuk goes down. Lawrence pounces but cannot finish. Lawrence steps over into mount, but Martynuk bucks his hips and escapes, incredibly. Great durability from Martynuk, but so far he’s outclassed. Lawrence rifles off a cracking leg kick, followed by another one. Lawrence just misses with a step-through hook kick. 10-8 Lawrence.

Round 3
Lawrence finally lands that side kick to start round three. Lawrence drops him with a savage left hook, and in his excitement, delivers a soccer kick to Martynuk’s head. Martynuk cannot continue, and Big John waves the fight off. The foul is ruled accidental, and Lawrence is awarded a unanimous technical decision with scores of 30-27 across the board.

Fernando Bettega vs. Wayne Phillips
Round 1
Bettega comes out and throws a heavy left hook. The pair clinches against the cage. Bettega is trying hard for a takedown. The Brazilian lands a sharp knee before Phillips turns him around. Now Luke Rockhold’s protégé is ducking for a single. He turns it into a double and finishes the takedown. Bettega thinks about a kimura, but gives it up quickly. Phillips is inactive from top position. Bettega wants a sweep, but he abandons it in favor of an arm-in guillotine, but Phillips is safe. He pops his head out and maintains top control. Big John has seen enough and stands the two up. Phillips lands a nice body kick. 10-9 Phillips.

Round 2
Both men are throwing shots to start the second, but Phillips is the more accurate. He lands a nice jab, followed by a straight left a minute later. Bettega charges and presses Phillips against the fence. Bettega tries an elbow on the break, but Phillips smothers him. They separate, and Bettega lands a long right hand to Phillip’s face. Phillips retorts with another body kick to Bettega’s liver. Both men are throwing conservatively, and the crowd boos. The fighters clinch again as the bell sounds. 10-9 Phillips.

Round 3
Phillips is finding a home for that liver kick. Bettega lands a semi-hard right hand. Bettega is working a lead-leg outside leg kick with some success, but Phillips isn’t fazed. Phillips lands another body kick, followed by a crisp straight left. Phillips shoots a head-outside single, but Bettega falls with it, trying for another arm-in guillotine. This one looks a bit tighter, but Phillips is still not in trouble. He pops his head out once more. Phillips lands short punches from half guard. Phillips seems contend to ride this out to a decision. Bettega is desperately trying to recover full guard. He manages it, and he’s trying for a triangle on Phillips’ left arm. It’s no use, though, as Phillips breaks the wrist control. 10-9 Phillips.

Bettega takes a split decision with scores of 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29. Minutes later, it's announced that a scoring error was made, with judge Jackson Harper officially scoring the duel 29-28 for Phillips, not Bettega, so it's split decision win for Wayne Phillips.

Benji Radach vs. Ovince St. Preux
Round 1
Our referee for this bout is Mike England. Both men meet at the center and tensely dance around. St. Preux lands a kick to the body and Radach presses in with punches after absorbing it. Radach puts St. Preux on his posterior against the fence, and St. Preux is warned twice to not grab the fence. St. Preux gets to the feet and gets free, swinging away. Radach tries to counter, but eats a head kick and goes to turtle position. St. Preux takes his back and punches the sides of his head. St. Preux flattens Radach and starts dropping the punches. Radach covering up his ears in an attempt to defend. St. Preux targeting the body with punches from back mount, mixing it up with hammers to the side of the head. Referee Mike England urging Radach to move. St. Preux tries for a choke, but instead opts to keep hammering until the bell. Radach is putting up absolutely no defense -- he's just lying there, eating punches until the bell. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-8 St. Preux.

Round 2
St. Preux meets Radach in the center, lands a solid one-two uppercut and rag-dolls Radach on the floor, recapturing his back. From riding time position, St. Preux racks up more punches to the side of Radach's head. The crowd gets restless as St. Preux slows down with his punching assault. Radach, meanwhile, is sitting in turtle position and doing little else than covering up. Ref Mike England urging Radach to move, and so Radach creeps forward a bit on his hands and knees and settles against the cage. St. Preux is still on his back, dropping punches. Radach finally gets to his posterior, and St. Preux works to recapture his back. St. Preux gets it in the last minute and drops more punches from behind. The crowd is still booing when the bell rings. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 St. Preux.

Round 3
Radach charges in at St. Preux and puts him against the fence with punches. Some connect, but Radach is far too fatigued to brave through St. Preux's counterpunches. St. Preux connects with one of those counters, dropping Radach back to the turtle position. Settling back into the pattern of things, St. Preux again settles on Radach's back to drop punches to the side of Radach's head. Ref Englad steps in to break up the fight. St.Preux throws a headkick, which Radach blocks. Radach returns with punches, pushing St. Preux into the cage. Radach reaching for a single leg, but is using the attempt to rest, rather than to get the takedown. Another break is called, and Radach lands a grazing overhand right before diving into another takedown attempt. St. Preux stuffs it easily. St. Preux drops some elbows to the side of Radach's head, which prompts a warning from the ref about "north-south elbows." Another break is called and Radach again lunges with sloppy punches to put St. Preux against the fence. Radach gets a takedown in the final 20 seconds, lands in St. Preux's guard, but has little time to capitalize. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 St. Preux.

Official scores: 30-27, 30-26 and 30-25 for St. Preux, the wonner by unanimous decision.

Antonio Silva vs. Mike Kyle
Round 1
Our referee for this bout will be "Big John" McCarthy. They touch gloves and Silva takes the center. Kyle throws a few jabs, and then gets through with a big right hand. Silva falls onto his posterior and a surprised Kyle lunges to finish. Kyle drops a bunch of punches from inside Silva's guard, but Silva is starting to come back around under fire. Kyle is still able to land some hard punches however while Silva scrambles on bottom to defend. Silva tries to turn into Kyle and close distance. Silva takes bottom in half guard and looks for sweeps while Kyle drops hammerfists to the side of Silva's head. Silva recovers full guard and holds onto Kyle to keep him in close. Kyle headbutts Silva's solar plexus and Big John warns him for it. Kyle drops a few forearms to Silva's belly followed by more punches to the side of Silva's head. Silva works some wrist control and kicks Kyle off of him right at the bell. 10-8 Kyle.

Round 2
Silva shoots in right after a few jabs. Kyle shucks him off easily. Silva lands a hard leg kick. Silva overwhelms Kyle against the cage and gets him down. Silva punches his way from guard to side control, turning into North-South position. Silva spins to Kyles left side and drops some big punches. Kyle gets to his posterior against the cage and Silva wraps his arms around the American's neck for the Anaconda. Kyle struggles briefly, but escapes. Silva relentlessly moves to take full mount on Kyle whereupon he postures up and drops humongous punches. It's only a matter of time until Kyle goes rubbery, his arms splaying wildly above his head. Big John steps in to call the fight at 2:49 of round two.

Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
Round 1
Mike England is our referee for this bout. Both men meet at the center and begin throwing. Lawler lands several lead rights, but Lindland is fearlessly walking into the punches, looking to tie "Ruthless" up. It's an ill-advised strategy as the southpaw Lawler lands a hard right uppercut and right hook into the oncoming Lindland, which drops him awkwardly to the mat. Lawler lunges with a huge right hand, connecting right on Lindland's chin, separating him from consciousness. The official time was 50 seconds into the first period.

Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
Round 1
Officiating duties fall on "Big John" McCarthy for this fight. They touch gloves and Daley gets to swinging. Daley lands a hard leg kick and a nice punch to the body. Smith working his jab, throwing a low kick of his own. Daley lands a one-two that makes Smith wobble and fall to his posterior against the cage. Smith quickly recovers and gets to his feet, throwing the jab to keep Daley at bay. Daley working his own jab high and low, landing every time. Daley landing some nice right hooks now. Smith pushes forward to stuff his jab in Daley's face and eats a swift lead hook to the chin which melts him. A rigid Smith falls straight forward, prompting Daley to walk away with his arms raised. Big John calls the bout at 2:09 of round one.

Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Round 1
"Big John" McCarthy is our third man in the cage for this fight. They touch gloves and tensely measure each other at the center of the cage. Henderson looks for the collar tie, but Babalu pulls back and lands low kicks. Henderson throws a big right which goes wide. Babalu mixing push kicks with low kicks. Henderson crouches low and launches two left hooks. Babalu charges in under a Henderson barrage of punches to go for a leg. Henderson spins into Sobral's guard. Henderson stands up then, chucks Sobral's legs to the side and drops five savage right-handed bombs, absolutely crushing Babalu. Big John steps in to save Sobral at 1:53 of the first round.
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