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Scott Smith and Terry Martin To Battle at Strikeforce: Destruction

Strikeforce RingMiddleweights Scott Smith and Terry Martin will battle in the co-main event of Strikeforce: Destruction on November 21st at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, the promotion has announced.

Duane Ludwig vs. Yves Edwards, Bobby Southworth vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Kim Couture vs. Lina Kvokov, and Joe Riggs vs. Luke Stewart are also slated to be featured on the HDNet-broadcast main card.

“This is one of the those matchups where there’s no chance it won’t be a great fight,” said Smith. “A fight like Terry Martin – ever since I’ve watched him fight, I always thought he’d be an exciting fight for me. I like taking on guys that bring it and like to fight. My teammates said you got to stick in there and be ready to fight at any time and that’s what I did. I think fighting two weeks later is better for me and is perfect timing. He’s a better boxer and I’m a better kickboxer. I want to keep the fight standing. I know he likes to stand and bang so it’s looking to be a slugfest.”

“Cory Devela was a tough guy and he fought a good fight. I just wanted to show people that I’ve got knockout power in both my hands,” said Martin. “I’m looking to come out and bang in this fight, too. Fighting has always been a part of me. I come from a fightin’ family. You have to be aggressive to make it in MMA. I’m aggressive and agile and I think I have a very entertaining style.”

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