“Strikeforce: Evolution” Results

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 19th, 2009


Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le ended his 21-month mixed martial arts hiatus on Saturday night against Scott Smith at “Strikeforce: Evolution,” and it appears he shouldn’t have. Although Le dominated most of their scrap, Smith once again came from behind and floored Le in the final round.

Preliminary Card:

David Douglas (156) vs. Bobby Stack (153.75)*
Alex Crispim Defeated A.J. Fonseca via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Justin Wilcox Defeated Daisuke Nakamura via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Antwain Britt Defeated Scott Lighty via TKO (Cuts) at 5:00 in the 1stRound

Main Card:

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Defeated Mike Whitehead via KO (Punch) at 3:08 in the 1stRound
Ronaldo Souza Defeated Matt Lindland via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 4:18 in the 1stRound
Gilbert Melendez Defeated Josh Thomson via Unanimous Decision (49-47, 49-46, 49-46) (Melendez unifies Strikeforce Lightweight Championship)
Scott Smith Defeated Cung Le via TKO at 3:25 in the 3rdRound (Scott Smith is UNREAL!!!)

* – The preliminary bout between Douglas and Stack was pulled from the card due to a “post-weigh-in medical problem” with Douglas.

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