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“Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II” Video Highlights and Recap

Written by Tom Ngo
December 5th, 2010
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UFC Strikeforce Dan Henderson

“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:

Preliminary Bouts:

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)

Main Bouts:

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.”

Video Recap:

Dan Henderson:

Robbie Lawler:

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