It looks like Benji Radach will not be fighting “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler on the main card of Strikeforce: Evolution. The thirty year old fighter has yet to be medically cleared by a doctor after having surgery for a hand injury sustained in his fight with Scott Smith at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz over six months ago.
Cagetoday.com will have live coverage of the undercards starting around 7:30pm EST. The main card will follow live on Showtime at 9pm EST.
- Nick Diaz vs. Frank Shamrock
Result: Nick Diaz defeats Frank Shamrock via TKO (Strikes) at 3:57 of R2.
- Rodrigo Damm vs. Gilbert Melendez
Result: Gilbert Melendez defeats Rodrigo Damm via KO (Punch) at 2:02 of R2.
- Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith
Result: Scott Smith defeats Benji Radach via KO (Punch) at 3:24 of R3.
- Hitomi Akano vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
Result: Cristiane Cyborg Santos defeats Hitomi Akano by TKO (Strikes) at 0:35 of R3.
- Ron “Abongo” Humphrey vs. Brett Rogers
Result: Brett Rogers defeats Ron Humphrey by KO (Strikes) at 1:38 of R2.
- Waylon Kennell vs. Eric Lawson
Result: Eric Lawson defeats Waylon Kennell via TKO (Punches) at 4:54 of R1.
- Buck Meredith vs. Luke Rockhold
Result: Luke Rockhold defeats Buck Meredith via Submission (Head and Arm Choke) at 4:07 of R1.
- Raul Castillo vs. Brandon Michaels
Result: Raul Castillo defeats Brandon Michaels via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:45 of R1.
- Zak Bucia vs. James Terry
Result: James Terry defeats Zak Bucia via Unanimous Decision. (30-27 x3)
- Shingo Kohara vs. Jeremy Tavares
Result: Shingo Kahara defeats Jeremy Tavares via KO(Knee) at 0:04 of R2.
According to MMAJunkie, former UFC fighter Scott Smith (14-5) will likely take on Benji Radach (19-4) at the tentatively scheduled Strikeforce event on April 11th from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
Both fighters have verbally agreed to fight, but bout agreements have yet to be signed.
This is the first fight rumored since Stirkeforce announced that they have bought some of Pro Elites assets and have struck a deal with Showtime to broadcast 16 live events on the premium cable channel.