As we reported earlier, a middleweight match up between MMA veterans Matt “The Law” Lindland and “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is on for the currently untitled Strikeforce event to be held this December 4th.
H.I.T. Squad member Robbie Lawler has been competing as a professional mixed martial artist since 2001 and has fought against some of the biggest names in the sport. A solid wrestler, Lawler is most known for his heavy hands and striking prowess; which have earned him fourteen T(KO) wins out of his total seventeen professional victories. Lawler’s overall record is 17-6 and he has spent time in the cage/ring with the likes of Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, Chris Lytle, Evan Tanner, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Frank Trigg, Murilo “Ninja” Rua, Scott Smith, Jake Shields, Melvin Manhoef and Renato “Babalu” Sobral. He most recently competed against Sobral at Strikeforce: Los Angeles this past June, losing that bout via unanimous decision.
Team Quest founding member Matt Lindland’s MMA career dates back to 1997 and his record is dotted with as many respectable names as anyone in the game. The aggressive wrestler owns victories over Phil Baroni (twice), Pat Miletich, Travis Lutter, Joe Doerkson, Mike Van Arsdale, Jeremy Horn, and Carlos Newton. He has come up short in performances against heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko (slightly controversially), Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Vitor Belfort, and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, to name a few. He recently rebounded from back-to-back losses to Belfort and Souza by dominating Kevin Casey at Strikeforce-Challengers 8 this past May.
The December 4th Strikeforce card is expected to take place in St. Louis and will likely feature bouts between Antonio Silva and Valentjin Overeem as well as Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker will make his return to MMA on the card and UFC-castoff Paul Daley will be taking on fellow heavy-handed striker Scott Smith.