Muhammed Lawal and Mike Whitehead will meet in a heavyweight bout at Strikeforce “Evolution” on Dec. 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., Sherdog.com has confirmed with multiple sources with knowledge of the matchup.

The bout will be one of five broadcast live on Showtime.

The undefeated Lawal, a 2005 U.S. world team member in freestyle wrestling, made a name for himself with four straight victories in the Sengoku Raiden Championship (formerly Sengoku) over the last year. Three of those wins have come by stoppage from strikes, while Lawal’s only decision came after he tore his ACL in the first round of his match with Ryo Kawamura at Sengoku “Seventh Battle” last March.

Most recently, Lawal finished an expired Mark Kerr in only 25 seconds at M-1 “Breakthrough” on Aug. 28.

Whitehead outwrestled former UFC heavyweight champion and Ohio State alumnus Kevin Randleman to a unanimous decision at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6 in St. Louis. Whitehead, a two-time NAIA All-American for Southern Oregon University, has won 15 of his last 16 appearances.

Matt Lindland vs. Ronaldo Souza
Scott Smith vs. Cung Le
Muhammed Lawal vs. Mike Whitehead
Robbie Lawler vs. TBA

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Unbeatens Nicolas Dalby and Darren Till meet at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC’s return to Ireland this fall keeps on growing with the addition of a pair of unbeaten welterweights. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Josh Thomson excited to sign 'fighter-friendly contract' with Bellator MMA

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Strikeforce champion and ex-UFC lightweight Josh Thomson has officially signed with Bellator MMA. Check out what he has to say about his new home, which reunites him with Scott Coker. Bellator read news >>

Former Strikeforce lightweight champ Josh Thomson signs with Bellator MMA

  • 19 days ago
  • 4 views

Former Strikeforce lightweight champ and seven-time UFC veteran Josh Thomson is the latest addition to the Bellator MMA roster.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson expected to join Bellator MMA

  • 19 days ago
  • 12 views

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson is expected to sign with Bellator MMA after the UFC declined to give him a new contract. Less than two years ago, former Strikefroce LW champion J read news >>

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor Unification Bout Set for Dec. 12 in Las Vegas

  • 20 days ago
  • 9 views

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet interim titleholder Conor McGregor in a unification bout on Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>

GLORY 23: Raymond Daniels: The nicest guy you never want to meet in the ring

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

In a recent interview with the Three Amigos Podcast, GLORY welterweight contender, Raymond Daniels discusses his upcoming title bout with Nieky Holzken, where Paul Daley fits in the kickboxing big pi read news >>

Robbie Lawler defends title against Carlos Condit at UFC 193 in Australia

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit will meet up Down Under. Lawler will defend his UFC welterweight title against the former UFC interim and WEC welterweight champ at UFC 193 on Nov. 14, MMAFighting.com read news >>

Champ Robbie Lawler targeted to meet Carlos Condit in UFC 193 headliner in Australia

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC welterweight champ Robbie Lawler will head Down Under for his next title defense, when he meets Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 193 in Australia.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 192

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC 192 gets deeper by the day. Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will meet Tyron Woodley at the Oct. 5 card in Houston. The news was broken on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight. The read news >>

Ronda Rousey met with 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper weeks before his death

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Ronda Rousey had a chance to meet with Roddy Piper in the weeks leading up to UFC 190. The UFC women's bantamweight champion told Ariel Helwani on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show she sat down and sp read news >>