“Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II” took place Saturday night inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Babalu was hoping to avenge his loss to Hendo from ten years ago in Japan’s Rings organization. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, he couldn’t make it out of the opening round after being put to sleep with some vicious ground and pound.
Henderson was more than pleased with his electrifying performance, which capped off a night of nonstop finishes.
The Showtime broadcast featured four highlight reel (T)KO endings – three coming in the 1stRound – to go with one lopsided unanimous decision.
“Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II” Results:
J.W. Wright Defeated Josh Epps via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:19 in the 1stRound
Booker DeRousse Defeated Coltin Cole via TKO (Punches) at 3:04 in the 2ndround
Mike Glenn Defeated Lee Brousseau via TKO (Punches) at 2:00 in the 1stRound
Matt Ricehouse Defeated Tom Aaron via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Cortez Coleman Defeated Lucas Lopes via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:04 in the 1stRound
Patrick Dummins Defeated Terrell Brown via TKO (Punches) at 2:44 in the 1stRound
Justin Lawrence Defeated Max Martytniouk Unanimous Decision (Technical – Accidental illegal kick) (30-27, All Three Judges)
Fernando Bettega Defeated Wayne Phillips via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ovince St. Preux Defeated Benji Radach via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Antonio “Big Foot’’ Silva Defeated Mike Kyle via TKO (Punches) at 2:49 in the 2ndRound
Robbie Lawler Defeated Matt Lindland via KO (Punches) at 0:50 in the 1stRound
Paul Daley Defeated Scott Smith via TKO (Punches) at 2:09 in the 1stRound
Dan Henderson Defeated Renato “Babalu” Sobral via KO (Punches) at 1:53 in the 1stRound
Post-Fight Notes and Interviews:
Strikeforce officials announced that 7,146 fans attended Saturday’s show.
Daley called for a shot at K.J. Noons, claiming, “I think I’ll knock K.J. out within five minutes. I don’t think K.J. is on my level. He calls himself a striker. When he steps into the cage with me, he’ll soon see that he’s not a striker at all.”