Strikeforce Destruction results and LIVE fight coverage

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Strikeforce: "Destruction" will take place tonight at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will air live on HDNet beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

In the main event of the evening the former Elite XC number one contender at 185 pounds - Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith - will take on six fight UFC veteran and knockout artist Terry Martin.

The co-main event of "Destruction" will feature Light Heavyweight Champion Bobby Southworth defending his gold for the second time against talented Brazilian jiu jitsu player Renato "Babalu" Sobral.

MMAmania.com will provide up to the minute live quick results of the entire card as well as fight recaps of the main card action below.

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Without further delay, see the latest Strikeforce: "Destruction" results after the jump below.

Quick Results:
Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith defeats Terry Martin via knockout (punch) in round one
Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeats Bobby Southworth via technical knockout (cut) at the end of round one to become the new Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion
Duane "Bang" Ludwig defeats Yves Edwards via unanimous decision
Joe "Diesel" Riggs defeats Luke Stewart via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Kim Couture defeats Lina Kvokov via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Brian Schwartz defeats Lemont Davis via knockout (punch) in round three
Darren Uyenoyama defeats Brad Royster via unanimous decision
Eric Lawson defeats Tony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Alvin Cacdac defeats Jose Palacios via submission (rear naked choke) in round two
Bobby Stack defeats Cyrillo Padilha via unanimous decision
Zakary Bucia defeats Adam Steele via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Kurt Osiander defeats Josh Neal via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Luke Rockhold defeats Nik Theotikos via submission (rear naked choke) in round one

Strikeforce: "Destruction" Main Card Fight Recaps:

Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (13-5) vs. Terry Martin (18-5)

Fight Recap: There's not much to say about the main event fight. Terry Martin stepped right into a perfectly timed right hand from Scott Smith that knocked him out cold only 24 seconds into the bout. It was a nice statement type win for Smith, who was coming off back to back losses to Robbie Lawler in Elite XC.

Final Result: Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith defeats Terry Martin via knockout (punch) in round one

Light Heavyweight Champion Bobby Southworth (9-5) vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral (30-7)

Fight Recap: This fight was very tight in the early going. Southworth - who was the obvious crowd favorite - held his own against the highly touted Brazilian jiu jitsu ace. The two fighters went back and forth both on the ground exchanging positions and on the feet exchanging strikes. Near the end of the first round Babalu cut Southworth right above his eye with a nasty elbow. The referee allowed him to finish the end of the round, but the ringside doctor called a stop to the bout before the second round could begin, ending Southworth's reign atop the light heavyweight division and crowning Babalu Sobral the new champion.

Final Result: Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeats Bobby Southworth via technical knockout (cut) at the end of round one to become the new Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion

Yves Edwards (34-14-1) vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig (17-8)

Fight Recap: Yves Edwards came out and immediately shot in for a takedown. Eventually he was successful, and from there he probably won the first round by controlling the top position for pretty much the entire round and constantly looking to pass and improve his position. There was a little bit more stand up in the second round, which Ludwig clearly preferred, but whenever given an opportunity Yves took the fight back to the mat and continued using dominate positions to control the fight from there. The round was a lot closer though, and could have gone either way. Ludwig was a little more aggressive in the third round. He pushed the pace on the feet, and this time took advantage of the top position on the ground himself to win the round. In the end, the judges scored a close second round for "Bang" as well for being more active, and Ludwig was awarded the unanimous decision victory.

Final Result: Duane "Bang" Ludwig defeats Yves Edwards via unanimous decision

Joe "Diesel" Riggs (28-11) vs. Luke Stewart (6-1)

Fight Recap: Coming into this fight Luke Stewart knew he had to get the action into his comfort zone, which is on the mat, and try to submit Riggs with his jiu jitsu skills. Early on he executed perfectly. In the first round he was able to get the fight to the canvas for the majority of the five minutes, where he was constantly looking for dominate positions and control. The first round was likely scored for him. In the second round, however, it was Riggs who took the fight to the ground. From there he rocked Stewart with some nasty ground and pound. Somehow Stewart managed to get back to his feet, but Riggs didn't have much trouble finishing him off with more strikes. This was a big win for Riggs. Stewart is a highly regarded prospect in the Strikeforce welterweight division.

Final Result: Joe "Diesel" Riggs defeats Luke Stewart via technical knockout (strikes) in round two

Kim Couture (0-1) vs. Lina Kvokov (0-1)

Fight Recap: Perhaps Lina Kvokov calling the Couture camp the day of the weigh-ins to inform them that she would be over the 130 pound weight limit was an indicator that maybe she wasn't all the way prepared for this fight. Regardless, this fight turned out to be exactly what most of us thought it was going to be, which was a showcase fight for Kim Couture. She completely dominated the fight with her kick boxing and Muay Thai en route to the early TKO.

Final Result: Kim Couture defeats Lina Kvokov via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after Strikeforce: "Destruction." Stick around.

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