Radach Out, Lawler Awaits New Opponent for Dec. 19 Strikeforce
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,
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
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.
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
The former EliteXC middleweight champion has three fights remaining
on his contract with the promotion.
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