The event, “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II,” took place Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, and the night’s main card aired live on Showtime.
On a fight night that featured some of the year’s most vicious knockouts, Dan Henderson scored one of his own in a main-event fight with fellow light-heavyweight Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
In the night’s co-headliner, Strikeforce newcomer Paul Daley reigned supreme in a battle of welterweight sluggers and scored a stunning first-round knockout of Scott Smith.
Full Fight Card Results:
- Dan Henderson def. Renato “Babalu” Sobral via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:53
- Paul Daley def. Scott Smith via KO(strikes) – Round 1,
- Robbie Lawler def. Matt Lindland via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:50
- Antonio Silva def. Mike Kyle via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:49
- Ovince St. Preux def. Benji Radach via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
- Wayne Phillips def. Fernando Bettega via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Justin Lawrence def. Max Martyniouk via technical unanimous decision (accidental illegal kick) – (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Patrick Cummins def. Terrell Brown via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:44
- Cortez Coleman def. Lucas Lopes via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:04
- Matt Ricehouse def. Tom Aaron via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Mike Glenn def. Lee Brousseau via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:00
- Booker DeRousse def. Coltin Cole via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:04
- J.W. Wright def. Josh Epps via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:29