Strikeforce News: Jake Shields vs Robbie Lawler Headline May Show

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Updated: March 12, 2009
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Strikeforce announced today that former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields and former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler will headline Strikeforce’s May event.

The headlining bout is expected to take place at a catch weight of 182 lbs.

Both fighters currently hold impressive multi-fight winning streaks, Shields has won 11 fights in a row while Lawler (16-4) holds a 5 fight streak.

While no date or location has yet to be announced, the show is expected to take place in or around the Seattle area.

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5 Comments

  1. roy

    March 13, 2009 at 2:51 am

    i don't know shields had problems with paul, i don't think this one is going his way.

  2. steve

    March 13, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Jake Shields is a perfect example of a 1 dimensional wrestler. Honestly the guy is not a great fighter. All he does is take you down and lay on you. It is pathetic to watch. Just trying to win by decision or laying on someone doesnt make you a good fighter and he thinks he is able to compete with GSP lmao. He needs to learn his place and I hope robbie knocks some of that attitude right out of him.

  3. dane drebin

    March 13, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    shields is more of a jui jitsui guy than a wrestler but i agree with u his standup is weak and hes way too cocky. cold be an interesting fight tho cuz i think shields has robby's number on the ground. ill be rooting for robby for sure.

  4. Kash

    March 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Shields found a way to take out Semtex pretty easily. But I think Lawler is a notch above Daley in experience. It looks like a good fight. My money's on Shields though.

  5. roy

    March 16, 2009 at 2:35 am

    paul is small though and what it took him to the 3rd round to submit him? i don't see him getting robbie to the ground easy and robbie has size and strength over him if he can keep it standing i think jake will be in trouble and robbie should be able to defend on the ground if it does go there.

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