Cactus Jim and I are going to the HP Pavilion tonight to watch Strikeforce: Destruction. The goal is to try and blog the phone from my mobile phone while watching the show.
1. Zakary Bucia vs. Adam Steele
Bucia got on top and locked in a guillotine for the tap very quickly.
Winner: Zakary Bucia
2. Alvin Cacdac vs. Jose Palacios
They had some good exchanges with both guys scoring. Cacdac went for the takedown but Palacio ended up on top, but Cacdac reversed position and ended up on top when the round ended.
Palacios had a triangle but Cacdac got out of it and tapped him out to a rear naked choke.
Winner: Alvin Cacdac
3. Brad Royster vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Royster had a guillotine early on but Uyenoyama worked for a rear naked for a lot of the round.
Uyenoyama spent the entire round working for submissions nearly getting an armbar.
It was on the feet for most of the third. Uyenoyama was back on top of him working for the submission as the round ended.
Winner: Darren Uyenoyama
Dave Meltzer says Uyenoyama is heading to Japan next year for Dream’s featherweight tourney.
Looks like we are going to the live show.
4. Nik Theotikos vs. Luke Rockhold
Theotikos locked in a tight guillotine really early but Rockhold escaped. He got his back and sunk in a rear naked for the tapout.
Winner: Luke Rockhold
5. Joe Riggs vs. Luke Stewart
Stewart controlled Riggs for much of the round on the ground. So far, the fight is not a fan favorite.
Riggs got the takedown and was scoring with punches from the top. Stewart tried to get up and Riggs put him back down. Stewart covered up but Big John stopped it.
Winner: Joe Riggs
Riggs said he broke his left hand in the first round.
6. Lina Kvokov vs. Kim Couture
Pure ownage. Kvokov didn’t even seem like she wanted to be there. Kim was the aggressor and it was stopped.
Winner: Kim Couture
Cactus Jim was a fan of Gina Carano’s backside as she held the Extreme Couture banner.
7. Yves Edwards vs. Duane Ludwig
It was a very sleepy first round. Edwards got the takedown and just laid on top of him the entire round.
They stood a bit in the second round and Ludwig was able to land some kicks but Edwards took him down again. Not as boring as the first round but not much action either.
Ludwig was able to connect with kicks when he had room but Edwards was trying to either tie him up or take him down. My guess is Edwards by decision. Ludwig probably won the third. Cactus Jim thinks Edwards wins because of the takedowns and he had top position more. The judges disagreed with us.
Winner: Duane Ludwig
He won 29-28 on all three cards.
8. Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Bobby Southworth
Southworth got an early takedown. They played the clinch dance on the cage until Babalu bloodied him with a shot. They stopped the fight to check on the cut.
They stopped the fight after the round because of Southworth’s cut. It was pretty nasty.
Winner: Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Babalu is the new Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
9. Terry Martin vs. Scott Smith
The fight ended quickly. Martin came forward and was trying to throw an overhand right but Smith caught with with a right to the temple and Martin went out.
Winner: Scott Smith
10. Lamont Davis vs. Brian Schwartz
Schwartz got the biggest pop of the night and even though the main event is over no one has left. I think Schwartz was a kickboxer for Scott Coker when Strikeforce was just kickboxing.
This might be a kickboxing match. Davis knocked Schwartz down and let him get back up. Quick round as these are only are only 3 minute rounds.
Schwartz lost two points even though he dominated the round. He hit Davis on the back of the head and also kicked him when he was down on one knee.
Schwartz was tagging him and finally finished him off with a right hook.
Winner: Brian Schwartz
There were three more fights, but I had to go get the kids so my play by play ended there.