Strikeforce “Destruction” Weigh In Results


San Jose, CA. —Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (13-5) weighed in at 185 ½ lbs. and his opponent, Terry Martin (18-5), tipped the scales at 186 lbs. one day before their meeting at Strikeforce “Destruction,” the mixed martial arts mega-event at San Jose’s HP Pavilion.

Strikeforce World Light Heavyweight (205 lb. limit) Champion Bobby Southworth (9-5) and his opponent, Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7), both registered in at 204 lbs. Knockout artists and opponents Duane “Bang” Ludwig (17-8) and Yves Edwards (34-14-1) weighed in at 163 lbs. and 164 lbs, respectively.

The following are the official fighter weights from today’s weigh-ins at Hotel DeAnza:

Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith – 185.5 lbs.
Terry Martin – 186 lbs.

Bobby Southworth – 204 lbs.
Renato “Babalu” Sobral – 204 lbs.

Duane “Bang” Ludwig – 163 lbs.
Yves Edwards – 164 lbs.

Kim “Sugar Free” Couture – 132 lbs.
Lina Kvokov – 133 lbs.

Joe “Diesel” Riggs – 170.5 lbs.
Luke Stewart – 170.5 lbs.

Brad Royster – 134 lbs.
Darren “Bone Crusher” Uyenoyama – 136 lbs.

Nik Theotikos – 185.5 lbs.
Luke Rockhold – 185.5 lbs.

Zakary Bucia – 169 lbs.
Adam Steele – 168 lbs.

Alvin Cacdac – 143 lbs.
Jose Palacios – 145 lbs.

Lemont Davis – 173 lbs.
Brian Schwartz – 175 lbs.

Josh Neal – 184 lbs.
Kurt “Rhino” Osiander – 185 lbs.

Bobby Stack – 155 lbs.
Cyrillo Padilha – 156 lbs.

Tony Johnson – 184 lbs.
Eric Lawson – 185 lbs.

HP Pavilion doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for Strikeforce “Destruction” and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m. The main card will commence at 7:30 p.m.

The live HDNet telecast of Strikeforce “Destruction” will begin at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).

About Strikeforce:
Strikeforce is a world-class mixed martial arts cage fight promotion which, on Friday, March 10, 2006, made history with its “Shamrock vs. Gracie” event, the first sanctioned mixed martial arts fight card in California state history. The star-studded extravaganza, which pitted legendary champion Frank Shamrock against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Cesar Gracie at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, played host to a sold-out, record crowd of 18,265. Since 1995, Strikeforce has been the exclusive provider of martial arts programming for ESPN and, after 12 years of success as a leading, world championship kickboxing promotion, the company unveiled its mixed martial arts series with “Shamrock vs. Gracie.” Since then, it has co-produced the first SHOWTIME PPV mixed martial arts event in history with its world championship “Shamrock vs. Baroni” card on June 22, 2007 followed by the first-ever mixed martial arts event at the world-famous Playboy Mansion on September 29, 2007. On April 12th of this year, Strikeforce launched the first-ever 52 week MMA series on one of the four major television networks in The U.S. – NBC.

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