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Strikeforce: Evolution

Venue: HP Pavilion
Location: San Jose, California
Date: 2009/12/19 0:00

Main Card

Scott Smith  ($55,000 no win bonus) defeated Cung Le ($150,000) via KO (strikes) at 3:25 of Round 3.

Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
Gilbert Melendez ($55,000 no win bonus) defeated Josh Thomson (c) ($30,000) via unanimous decision (scores of 49-47,49-46,49-46) to become the new Strikeforce Lightweight Champion.

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza ($65,000 includes $10,000 win bonus) defeated Matt Lindland ($50,000) via submission (arm triangle) at 4:18 of Round 1.

"King Mo" Muhammed Lawal ($20,000 includes $10,000 win bonus) defeated Mike Whitehead ($30,000) via KO at 3:08 of Round 1.

Preliminary Card

Alex Crispin ($4,000 includes $2,000 win bonus) defeated AJ Fonseca ($2,000) via unanimous decision (all judges scored it 30-27).

Justin Wilcox ($5,000 no win bonus) defeated Daisuke Nakamura ($200) via unanimous decision (scores of 30-27,29-28,30-27).

Antwain Britt ($10,000 includes $5,000 win bonus) defeated Scott Lighty ($5,000) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1.