- STRIKEFORCE RESULTS AND LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY

November 21, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com LIVE
SAN JOSE, Calif. – MMAWeekly.com is live at the HP Pavilion bringing you live results and play-by-play from tonight’s Strikeforce “Destruction.”

In the main event of the night, EliteXC headliner Scott Smith takes on UFC veteran Terry Martin in an anticipated middleweight showdown. Bobby Southworth will also attempt to defend his light heavyweight title from UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

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PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Four fights remain on the card as they will be off-air under card bouts.

-Terry Martin vs. Scott Smith

RD1: Both fighters come out cautious, testing the distance. Martin comes in with a combination but Smith counters with a huge right hook, knocking Martin out cold.

Scott Smith def. Terry Martin by KO at 0:24, RD1.

-Bobby Southworth vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral

RD1: Sobral throws some strikes before going for a takedown but Southworth defends and gets his own takedown. A scramble ensues and Southworth is able to get into side mount. Sobral is able to get back to his feet and they clinch along the fence. They exchange knees to the body as the fight begins to slow down. Both fighters continue to be clinched along the fence as they are broken up and restarted on their feet. They quickly clinch up again and Sobral lands a punch that has opened a cut above Southworth’s right eye. The action is stopped to check the cut and the fight continues. Sobral falls back and Southworth pounces as the round comes to an end.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Sobral.

The fight is stopped in between rounds as Southworth can’t continue due to the cut.

Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. Bobby Southworth by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00, RD1.

-Yves Edwards vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig

RD1: Edwards shoots in for a takedown and after some struggling, he gets the fight to the ground. Edwards moves into half guard then transitions into side mount. Ludwig trying to scramble out and gets back into half guard. Not much going on as both fighters battle for position. Edwards unloads some shots within Ludwig’s guard as the action continues to be slow. Edwards moves into half guard as the fans begin to boo the slow pace of the fight as the round ends.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edwards.

RD2: They trade shots to start the round with Edwards going for knees and Ludwig for punches. Edwards goes for a takedown but Ludwig is able to quickly scramble to his feet. Ludwig lands some good knees to the body and Edwards takes the fight to the ground. Edwards gets into side mount as the fight starts to slow down again. Ludwig gets back to his feet and goes for a takedown of his own, he gets it but Edwards scrambles to his feet and gets a takedown of his own. After some stalling, Ludwig gets back to his feet as they clinch along the fence. The fighters exchange knees to the body as the round comes to an end.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edwards.

RD3: Both fighters are cautious to start the final round as they throw strikes at a slow pace. Edwards goes for a takedown but Ludwig ends up taking Edwards down. Edwards doing a good job of tying up Ludwig, preventing him from landing any strikes. Ludwig lands a couple of shoits but Edwards gets back to his feet. They’re clinched along the fence and as they trade body shots. They seperate and Ludwig starts throwing combinations, landing a body kick. Edwards goes for a takedown and gets the fight down just as the fight comes to an end.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ludwig and the fight 29-28 for Edwards.

Duane “Bang Ludwig def. Yves Edwards by Unanimous Decision (29-28 on all three cards), RD3.

-Lina Kvokov vs. Kim Couture

RD1: They start slow but start to swing away as Couture is just tagging Kvokov with an onslaught of punches and knnes before they finally clinch up. They seperate and Couture again starts to land shots at will as Kvokov somehow is still standing but the referee finally steps in to stop the fight and save Kvokov from further punishment.

Kim Couture def. Lina Kvokov by TKO at 1:44, RD1.

-Joe Riggs vs. Luke Stewart

RD1: Stewart comes out with a low kick before they clinch up and Stewart takes it to the ground. Riggs gets back to his feet as Stewart has him clinched up, trying to get it back to the ground. Riggs lands a powerful shot as they seperate and meet in the center of the ring. Stewart goes for a takedown and gets the fight to the ground but Riggs is trying to scramble back to his feet but Stewart gets it down. Stewart into half guard as he tries to get into mount. Stewart gets into mount then transitions to side mount as they’re along the cage. Stewart moves into half guard then briefly gets mount before being put back into half guard as the round ends.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Stewart.

RD2: Stewart lands a kick and goes for a takedown but Riggs defends and takes the fight to the ground. Riggs starts to lands some big shots. He lands a solid right hand that stuns Stewart and starts to unleash as he tries to finish Stewart. Stewart gets to his feet but is quickly dropped as Riggs continues the onslaught, forcing referee “Big” John McCarthy to stop the fight.

Joe Riggs def. Luke Stewart by TKO at 2:05, RD2.

-Nik Theotikos vs. Luke Rockhold

RD1: The fight quickly goes to the ground and Theotikos locks on a guillotine choke but Rockhold escapes. Rockhold landing strikes within Theotikos guard and this continues. A scramble ensues and Rockhold gets Theotikos back and locks on a rear naked choke that forces Theotikos to tap.

Luke Rockhold def. Nik Theotikos by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:06, RD1.

-Brad Royster vs. Darren Uyenoyama

RD1: Uyenoyama starts out with low kicks and Royster responds with a combination that misses. Uyenoyama takes the fight to the ground then latches on Royster’s back, he softens him with punches as he goes for the choke. The fight is started on the feet, after some striking Uyenoyama takes it to the ground and mounts Royster. He goes for a guillotine choke and falls back but Royster esscapes and drops some shots. Uyenoyama grabs rubber guard but Royster escapes as the round ends.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Uyenoyama.

RD2: Uyenoyama goes for a high kick but is tagged with some nice punches by Royster, which forces him to take the fight to the ground. Uyenoyama passes to side mount then straight to mount. He gets his back and starts to soften Royster up with punches. Royster gives up mount before regaining half guard. Uyenoyama is Royster’s guard as he drops a couple of shots before getting into half guard. He transitions to to mount and locks on an armbar, Royster looks to have tapped but soon escapes and the round comes to an end.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Uyenoyama.

RD3: The third round starts out slow as the fighters stalk each other, Uyenoyama throws a kick and Royster responds with a combination. The pace of the fight continues to be slow as both fighters are being cautious. Neither fighter is taking too many risks but Royster is being the busier of two so far. Royster lands a combination and Uyenoyama respods by taking the fight to the ground, where he quickly mounts Royster. He starts dropping bombs and bloodies Royster, he continues the onslaught as the fight comes to an end.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Uyenoyama and the fight 30-27 for Uyenoyama.

Darren Uyenoyama def. Brad Royster by Unanimous Decision (30-27 all three cards), RD3.

-Alvin Cacdac vs. Jose Palacios

RD1: Cacdac the aggressor with strikes then follows it up with a takedown attempt but its stuffed by Palacios, who lands a a couple of shots before taking Cacdac down. They get back on their feet and Palacios is landing the better shots of the two. Cacdac returning fire and landing some stiff jabs before going for a takedown attempt. Palacios defends well before reversing Cacadac and ending on top. Palacios going for a kimura but lets it go and is reversed by Cacdac. Cacdac landing shots within Palacios guard as the round ends.

MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Palacios.

RD2: Both fighters come out kicking to start the second round before Cacdac goes for a takedown that is stuffed. Palacios goes to his back and locks on a triangle choke, after some struggling Cacdac escapes. They get back to their feet and Cacdac is able to take the fight down. After landing some strikes, Cacdac goes for a rear naked choke and Palacios is forced to tap.

Alvin Cacdac def. Jose Palacios by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:10, RD2.

-Zackary Bucia vs. Adam Steele

RD1: They quickly engage in a scramble and Bucia locks on a guillotine choke, after some struggling Steele is forced to tap.

Zackary Bucia def. Adam Steele by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:35, RD1.

QUICK RESULTS:
-Eric Lawson def. Tony Johnson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) RD1
-Bobby Stack def. Cyrillo Padilha by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Kurt Osiander def. Josh Neal by TKO at 2:16, RD1.
-Brian Schwartz def. Lemont Davis by KO at 2:22, RD3.
-Scott Smith def. Terry Martin by KO at 0:24, RD1.
-Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. Bobby Southworth by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00, RD1.
-Duane “Bang Ludwig def. Yves Edwards by Unanimous Decision (29-28 on all three cards), RD3.
-Kim Couture def. Lina Kvokov by TKO at 1:44, RD1.
-Joe Riggs def. Luke Stewart by TKO at 2:05, RD2.
-Luke Rockhold def. Nik Theotikos by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:06, RD1.
-Darren Uyenoyama def. Brad Royster by Unanimous Decision (30-27 all three cards), RD3.
-Alvin Cacdac def. Jose Palacios by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:10, RD2.
-Zackary Bucia def. Adam Steele by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:35, RD1.

*The main card airs live on HDNet.

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