Strikeforce closes out 2010 with a big show coming to us live on Showtime from the Scotrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. As always, FiveOuncesOfPain.com will provide live results including a round by round recap of all the live fights.
The action is scheduled to get underway around 7:15 PM EST with the first preliminary fight of the night. The main card kicks off on Showtime at 10 PM EST.
Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Sobral 2 is headlined by a light heavyweight rematch that is 10 years in the making at Dan Henderson battles Renato “Babalu” Sobral in a Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title #1 contender fight. Also on the card is an explosive welterweight showdown between heavy hitters Paul “Semtex” Daley and Scott “Hands of Stone” Smith along with a classic striker vs. grappler match up as “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler takes on Matt “The Law” Lindland.
Here is a complete rundown of Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Sobral 2 results as they unfold
J.W. Wright def. Josh Epps via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Booker DeRousse def. Coltin Cole via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Mike Glenn def. Lee Brousseau via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Mike Ricehouse def. Tom Aaron via Unanimous Decision
Cortez Coleman def. Lucas Lopez via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Patrick Cummins def. Terrell Brown via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Justin Lawrence def. Max Martytniouk via Technical Decision
Fernando Bettega def. Wayne Phillips via Split Decision
Benji Radach vs. Ovince St. Preux
Round One: Radach got a takedown about a minute in but St. Preux got right back up. St. Preux landed a head kick and a left, sprawled on a weak takedown, took the back, got the hooks in, flattened out Radach and pounded on him for two minutes. Radach didn’t move and did his best to cover up but he was taking a beating and going nowhere. The ref didn’t stop it though and the round ended. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux.
Round Two: St. Preux hurt Radach with the first punch of the round and got the back on the ground again. He didn’t flatten out Radach this time but he did pound on him, especially the body, for pretty much the entire round. The shots weren’t all that damaging but Radach had no answer for the control of St. Preux. I’m not even sure Radach threw a single strike in the round. 5OZ scores the round 10-8 for St. Preux.
Round Three: Radach came out swinging in this round but St. Preux survived, dropped Radach with a left hand, and got the back of Radach again. St. Preux not as busy with his strikes on the ground this time and the ref ended up standing them up, which caused the crowd to cheer. Radach kept trying for takedowns but St. Preux easily stuffed them until the final 20 seconds when Radach finally got a takedown. Too little too late though. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux and the fight 30-26 for St. Preux.
Result: Ovince St. Preux def. Benji Radach via Unanimous Decision
Antonio Silva vs. Mike Kyle
Round One: Kyle dropped Silva early with a right hand, pounced on him on the ground, and pounded on him with hammerfists but Silva managed to survive. Silva tried his best to control Kyle but Kyle was able to do some good damage on top with strikes. Kyle really worked the body of Silva late in the round with punches and elbows. A very dominant round for Kyle. 5OZ scores the round 10-8 for Kyle.
Round Two: Silva got an early takedown and pounded away on Kyle. As Kyle tried to scramble up, Silva caught him in an anaconda choke but Kyle was able to escape. Silva remained on top though where he eventually mounted Kyle and pounded on him until the ref stopped it.
Result: Antonio Silva def. Mike Kyle via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
Round One: Some good exchanges early and then Lawler dropped Lindland with a right hook and came down with a heavy right hand on the ground that knocked Lindland out cold.
Result: Robbie Lawler def. Matt Lindland via KO Round 1 (Right Hand)
Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
Round One: Smith got dropped with a right hand about a minute in but managed to survive and get back up. Daley connected with multiple left hooks and then as Smith tried to fire back, Daley knocked him out cold with a counter left hook.
Result: Paul Daley def. Scott Smith via KO Round 1 (Left Hook)
Dan Henderson vs. Renato Sobral
Round One: Sobral did a nice job keeping the distance early but Henderson clipped him with a left hand, Sobral went for a weak takedown, Henderson stuffed it, ended up on top, postured to his feet, and dropped some big right hands that knocked Sobral out cold.
Result: Dan Henderson def. Rento Sobral via KO Round 1 (Right Hands)