Strikeforce Live Blog: Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Shields



This is the live blog for the Strikeforce 182-pound catch weight matchup between former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler and former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields, where we'll have live, round-by-round updates of the action. The live blog begins below.


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Round one: Shields goes for the single-leg in the first 15 seconds, almost gets it but Lawler fights to stay upright and does so. They square off in the middle with Shields landing some kicks to soften him up and Lawler looking for openings. Suddenly, against the cage, Shields jumps to guillotine position and pulls Lawler down. Lawler stands back up in hopes of slamming him down. He does so, but Shields holds on and Lawler taps.

Winner: Shields via guillotine choke

Strikeforce Photos

    Brett Rogers, right, drills Andrei Arlovski early in the first round during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Brett Rogers celebrates his knockout win against Andrei Arlovski at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Jake Shields pulls off a guillotine submission against Robbie Lawler during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Jake Shields celebrates his victory over Robbie Lawler at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Nick Diaz punches Scott Smith during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Nick Diaz celebrates his victory over Scott Smith in a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

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    Phil Baroni attempts to punch Joe Riggs during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Joe Riggs defeated Phil Baroni via a unanimous decision at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Mike Whitehead takes down Kevin Randleman en route to a unanimous decision win at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

    Kevin Randleman and Mike Whitehead trade punches during their match at a Strikeforce event in St. Louis on June 6, 2009.

    Esther Lin, Strikeforce

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