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.
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
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.