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Strikeforce: Destruction

Strikeforce
  • Friday 11.21.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: HDNet
  • Promotion: Strikeforce
  • Ownership: Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten
  • Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Ron Kruck
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $321,520
  • Attendance: 8,152
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 13
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Fight Card

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Osiander vs. Neal (11)Southworth vs. Sobral (8)Riggs vs. Stewart (5)
  • Herb Dean
    Smith vs. Martin (9)Rockhold vs. Theotikos (4)Uyenoyama vs. Royster (3)
  • Josh Rosenthal
    Ludwig vs. Edwards (7)
  • Jon Schorle
    Couture vs. Kvokov (6)

Strikeforce Wiki Update Wiki

In an event that aired live and free on HDNet, Strikeforce: Destruction featured a Light Heavyweight Championship bout between defending champion Bobby Southworth and challenger Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Sobral took the title with a TKO due to a Doctor’s stoppage after the first round.


Sobral had joined Strikeforce after being kicked out of the UFC for holding a submission hold too long against David Heath in August of 2007.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:54 PM ET
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