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Strikeforce “Destruction” Results: Smith KO’s Martin, “Babalu” Slices To Title Victory Over Southworth

Renato Babalu SobralScott Smith needed just 26-seconds to knockout Terry Martin in the main event of Strikeforce: Destruction on Friday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

In other featured action, Renato “Babalu” Sobral claimed the light heavyweight title from former title-holder Bobby Southworth, cutting the champion with an elbow late in the first that prompted the cageside physician to halt the bout between rounds, Duane Ludwig did just enough to edge Yves Edwards via unanimous judge’s decision, and Kim Couture earned her first professional victory, overwhelming Lina Kvokov with strikes in the first.

  • Scott Smith def. Terry Martin via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 0:24
  • Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. Bobby Southworth via TKO (cut) — Round 1, 5:00
  • Duane Ludwig def. Yves Edwards via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Kim Couture def. Lina Kvokov via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:44
  • Joe Riggs def. Luke Stewart via TKO (strikes) — Round 2, 2:05
  • Luke Rockhold def. Nik Theotikos via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 3:06
  • Darren Uyenoyama def. Brad Royster via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Alvin Cacdac def. Jose Palacios via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 2, 3:10
  • Zakary Bucia def. Adam Steele via submission (guillotine choke) — Round 1, 0:35
  • Bobby Stack def. Cyrillo Padilha via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Eric Lawsen def. Tony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 1, 1:28
  • Kurt Osiander def. Josh Neal via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 2:16
  • Brian Schwartz def. Lamont Davis via TKO (strikes) — Round 3, 2:22

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