ST. LOUIS -- To kick off Strkeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu, SF feature eight undercard bouts with local fighters and a few promising prospects at the Scottrade Center.
Pat Cummins, a two-time All-American wrestler for Penn St. and a member of the U.S. national team, debuted on Saturday with a bang. He took down Terrell Brown and ground and pounded until he won by TKO at 2:44 in the first round.
The bout between Justin Lawrence and Max Martyniuk ended in controversy. Lawrence dominated for two and a half rounds, and in the third, threw a right that knocked Martyniuk to the ground. Lawrence followed up with a kick to the head, and the bout was stopped for the foul. The kick was called accidental, and Lawrence won by the judges cards.
Mike Glen mounted an unbelievable comeback, beating Lee Brousseau after he was beaten on for a minute. Brousseau then tried for a guillotine, but gave up the mount. Glen followed up with a barrage of punches, winning by TKO at 2:00 in the first round.
Results from the rest of the undercard bouts:
J.W. Wright def. Josh Epps via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 1:29
Booker DeRousse def. Coltin Cole via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 3:04
Matt Ricehouse def. Tom Aaron via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
UPDATE: Wayne Philips def. Fernando Battega via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
The scorecard was added up wrong when the result was announced.