Radach Out, Lawler Awaits New Opponent for Dec. 19 Strikeforce


D. Mandel/Sherdog.com

Benji Radach will not face off against Robbie Lawler in a featured middleweight bout at Strikeforce “Evolution” on Dec. 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

Radach’s agent, Ken Pavia, said the fighter still hasn’t been medically cleared to begin training again following surgery on his right hand last April. Radach, 30, broke his hand in multiple places during his third-round loss to Scott Smith at Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” on April 11. Pavia said Radach would be cleared “soon” to resume training, but didn’t give a specific timeline.

Lawler is still expected to compete on Dec. 19. Monte Cox, Lawler’s manager, said the promotion has not confirmed a new opponent for the heavy-handed fighter yet.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told Sherdog.com Monday that Lawler’s adversary would be announced in the next couple of days.

Jake Shields submitted the 27-year-old Lawler in the first round of their headlining bout at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6 in St. Louis. Lawler, a UFC veteran and fan favorite, has won five of his last seven bouts (with one of those fights being ruled a no contest.)

The former EliteXC middleweight champion has three fights remaining on his contract with the promotion.

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

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le faces Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event on Aug. 23, but is eyeing a fight with Anderson Silva next. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le faces Michael Bisping in the UFC Fight Night 48 main event on Aug. 23, but is eyeing a fight with Anderson Silva next. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Benson "Smooth" Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos will face off in a crucial lightweight battle in Tulsa, Oklahoma at UFC Fight Night 49 on Saturday. Henderson is pining for another shot at current cham read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

Herbert Burns’ MMA career had lasted all of 25 seconds before he found it virtually impossible to find a willing opponent.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 views

This Friday, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, squares off against the former DREAM middleweight and light heavyweight champion as well as the former Strikeforce l read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 views

This Friday, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza squares off against the former DREAM light heavyweight, middleweight and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mou read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Brian Rogers has now gotten a third opponent for Bellator 125 after Brett Cooper suffered an injury and was replaced with Rafael Carvalho, officials announced on Tuesday. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 545 views

Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold are in Sydney promoting their Nov. 7 fight, and as expected, things got heated when the two rivals squared off in front of the media. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

Strikeforce and Pride Fighting Championships veteran Sergei Kharitonov will square off with 2008 Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout at M-1 Challenge 53. read news >>