Fights added to Dec. 4 “Henderson vs. Babalu” preliminary card

Strikeforce announced the addition of three new preliminary card bouts for their “Henderson vs. Babalu” card scheduled for Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Fernando Bettega (6-4), a 30-year-old member of Chute Boxe, will take on Wayne Phillips (4-3) of San Jose, Calif. at welterweight (170 pounds).

Max Martytniouk (0-0), a onetime amateur boxer, will face Justin Lawrence (0-0) of Pacific, Mo., at lightweight.

Patrick Cummins (0-0), a 29-year-old former NCAA wrestling standout for Penn State, will take on undefeated Terrell Brown (2-0) of O’ Fallon, Mo.

Bettega, Martytniouk and Cummins are all part of the EA Sports MMA and Sherdog fighter exchange training program that pairs up-and-coming fighters with a Strikeforce training mentor.

Bettega trained with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Martytniouk was paired up with Gegard Mousasi and Cummins worked with Jason “Mayhem” Miller. And on Dec. 4, we will see just how much these young athletes have learned.

So far, here is how the “Henderson vs. Babalu” card is stacking up:


  • Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
  • Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
  • Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
  • Antonio Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem


  • Jesse Finney vs. TBA
  • Fernando Bettega vs. Wayne Phillips
  • Justin Lawrence vs. Max Martytniouk
  • Terrell Brown vs. Patrick Cummins

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