Place of Birth: San Diego, California
Robbie Lawler is the last holder of the EliteXC middleweight championship. He is a member of Team Hughes fighting out of H.I.T. Squad, a Granite City, Illinois gym, which he co-owns with teammate and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes, Matt Pena, and Marc Fiore.
Lawler won the EliteXC middleweight championship when he defeated Murilo Rua in September of 2007. He successfully defended the title twice before the organization folded.
He signed with Strikeforce in 2009, where he is a top contender in the organization’s middleweight division.
MAJOR TITLES WON: EliteXC Middleweight Championship
NOTABLE WINS: Matt Lindland, Melvin Manhoef, Scott Smith, Frank Trigg, Murilo “Ninja” Rua, Chris Lytle, Joey Villasenor, Falaniko Vitale, Aaron Riley
NOTABLE LOSSES: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, Jake Shields, Jason Miller, Evan Tanner, Nick Diaz, Pete Spratt, Aaron Riley