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Babalu Will Cut You, Man! And Other Strikeforce Results

(That’s got to sting a bit. Photo courtesy of MMA Weekly.)

What’s the most anti-climactic way for a title fight to end? Okay, the second-most anti-climactic, right behind double KO via simultaneous cardiac arrest? You guessed it: stoppage due to a cut. That’s what did Bobby Southworth in at last night’s Strikeforce. As you can see, it was a nasty one brought on by one of “Babalu” Sobral‘s elbows in the first round. Before the second could start doctors waved it off, and just that easy “Babalu” is now the Strikeforce champ.

In other action, Kim Couture put her increased aggression to good use, while her opponent fought very much like we expected given her scared-soccer-mom appearance at the weigh-in. Duane “Bang” Ludwig earned a decision victory over Yves Edwards. And Scott Smith knocked Terry Martin out cold in just twenty-four seconds. Looks like there’ll be a Christmas at the “Hands of Steel” household, after all.

Full results after the jump.

Bobby Stack def. Cyrillo Padilha via unanimous decision
Eric Lawson def. Tony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:28 of round 1
Kurt Osiander def. Josh Neal via TKO (punches) at 2:16 of round 1
Brian Schwartz def. Lemont Davis via KO at 2:22 of round 3
Scott Smith def. Terry Martin via KO at 0:24 of round 1
Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. Bobby Southworth via TKO (doctor’s stoppage due to cut), round 1
Duane “Bang” Ludwig def. Yves Edwards via unanimous decision.
Kim Couture def. Lina Kvokov via TKO (punches) at 1:44 of round 1
Joe Riggs def. Luke Stewart via TKO (punches) at 2:05 of round 2
Luke Rockhold def. Nik Theotikos via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:06 of round 1
Darren Uyenoyama def. Brad Royster via unanimous decision
Alvin Cacdac def. Jose Palacios via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:10 of round 2
Zackary Bucia def. Adam Steele via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:35 of round 1

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Cat Fight!- November 23, 2008 at 3:38 pm
Yeah that women's fight was a total laugh riot. It was like Kvokov wanted to say "OMG, you mean you can get punched in the face? WTF! Someone open the cage door please, I'm outta here!".

Besides crummy fights, I thought the whole show felt very very 2nd rate. It lacked polish. Bad camera work, technical difficulties, dropped audio... just terrible. Strikeforce doesn't seem ready to produce a live television event coverage. I guess you get what you pay for.
Krazy Kracker- November 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm
That girl fight was ridiculous. Reminded me of a high school fight where one chick is pissed and trying to kill a slut who fucked her boyfriend while the slut just wants to take her hangover to English class. Further evidence women should stay in the kitchen.

Yves was robbed. How do you lose a decision when you control the guy the entire fight? I actually know Yves and while something looked off about his stand up in the fight there is no denying he imposed his will on Ludwig for fourteen and a half minutes. But fuck it, the guy's a stud and will be back to hurting folks in no time. I also didn't appreciate how Josh "Wah, my toe is ouchy!" Thomson and Bas were pole jocking Ludwig the whole match. Imagine my surprise to find out Bas trains him afterward! Be professional and unbiased if you're going to announce a fight. "BONG, BANG!" Paper champion, how are you going to badmouth a guy you were supposed to fight when you're ringside with a stubbed toe you fucking pussy? There should be some stipulation where a champ has to forfeit the belt whenever his vagina is sore and he can't defend it.
turd ferguson- November 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm
never let a woman touch your google before you are to fight. It takes the rage out of you... I think there would have been a lot less wars in the world if women had just put the pole in her mouth and done her job.
Marcus- November 22, 2008 at 2:07 am
in fairness, everytime ive had a blowjob and then got in a fight, ive lost....strange...
Axil- November 22, 2008 at 12:47 am
A bit of useless/ random MMA trivia:

Stephan Bonner claimed to have lost his fight to Rashad Evans because he had gotten a blowjob just before his fight with Evans.
Gunny- November 21, 2008 at 11:24 pm
Meh, I fucked Kim. It was pretty good once I got past the part Randy uses.
steven- November 21, 2008 at 9:53 pm
i would fuck the shit out of kim!
Anonymous- November 21, 2008 at 9:21 pm
i'm glad bang got it! i hate when fighters get Wins for controlling. reminds me of that guida/danzig fight its like your stopping the other guy from kicking your ass w out mounting any attack of your own. round 2 and 3 for bang i thought.
cleanshirt- November 21, 2008 at 9:08 pm
thanks trinity!
knightrida- November 21, 2008 at 8:44 pm
Yves was not robbed at all. I would have given that fight to Ludwig also. Yves only points were from those few takedowns, but he only succeeded in that and holding Duane down. He scored no points in all those minutes on the ground. Everyone I was sitting with agreed that Ludwig won. Yves should have done more to earn it.
CanadianBuddha- November 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm
Kim Couture fighting a chick who had a kid a couple months ago and was goaded into the fight by her manager/trainer..
way to go Kim Couture...
cr_trinity- November 21, 2008 at 7:47 pm should have all of your MMA and Boxing needs catered too; I watched the whole Strikeforce Card yesterday and the feed was awesome
the shrimp- November 21, 2008 at 7:47 pm
An update for imjustadudeman......the entire HDNet 2 hours and 32 minute broadcast of Strikeforce - Destruction just went up on
filmdrunk- November 21, 2008 at 7:29 pm
Oh boy, more evidence for Dana White's not enough competition to do regular women's MMA. He's right though, that was a joke.
the shrimp- November 21, 2008 at 6:51 pm
There are videos of the main fights already posted on I wondered where Big John McCarthy would end up after leaving The Fight Network. Nice to see him back in the role of referee.
B_rock- November 21, 2008 at 6:50 pm
What was tune Stewert walked out to? NE one
turd ferguson- November 21, 2008 at 6:39 pm
I called the terry martin fight... /faceplant

my buddy had the yves / ludwig fight for yves... i had it for ludwig. I had rounds 2 and 3 to ludwig. Yves did nothing on the ground but lay there... im sorry thats no way to win a fight. If you just want to lay on someone for a total of a full round and not try for any finishes you blew it.

in the 2nd round Ludwig was more impressive on the feet than yves was on the ground.
MMA FAN- November 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm
thats right Yves didnt do much damage but he was succesfull on his takedowns and it was a bit boring cause he didnt gnp him.
anyway here it is

link to the Aleks vs Lee Sangsoo

i wont spoil it, watch it lasts about 3 minutes.
greenseed- November 21, 2008 at 6:23 pm
mma fan: ya i was a bit shocked but i figure the judges gave it to bang for his aggression and strikes... where yves was just taking him down and doing little damage.. but who knows i could be wrong for i was smokin vapor outa my valcano the whole time hehe
MMA FAN- November 21, 2008 at 6:15 pm
Duane “Bang” Ludwig def. Yves Edwards

no comment on that fight? i thoug Yves got fucking robbed. even bas was fuckiung surprised when they gave that fight to Duane. and unanimous? mayb a split decision but come on Yves was on top controlling Duane for 2 rounds and for the last minute of the third...
please some1 give me your thoughts on this fight
The Bloc- November 21, 2008 at 6:06 pm
went to get a beer at the announcement of scott smith and when i came back the fight was over. bs.
Anonymous- November 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm
anybody got a url where i can peep PAULIE AND RICKY tonight?
greenseed- November 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm
what was with the pathetic opponent of kim couture (not that she was at all impressive). and on the main card?! WTF! did you expect much more from two 0-1 fighters?
but it was free so ill shutup now
Surf- November 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm
LOL @ Brandon......I couldn't have put it better myself!!!!!
Noel- November 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm
the whole event was pretty sad. The crowed didn't sound like they cared, the walkout music was barely audible and there was no excitement. And Kim's fight seemed like a joke. Her opponent really did not want to fight.