Lawal-Whitehead Meet at Heavyweight on Dec. 19
will meet in a heavyweight bout at Strikeforce
on Dec. 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.,
Sherdog.com has confirmed with multiple sources with knowledge of
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
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