Exclusive: Melvin Manhoef vs. Robbie Lawler on tap for “Strikeforce: Miami”

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emfleek
1/5/10 11:09:21AM
Incoming!! Two of the sport’s most devastating knockout artists are preparing to go to war in Miami.

FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to comfirm through sources close to the situation that a middleweight slugfest between Melvin Manhoef and Robbie Lawler is currently on the table, and is expected to take place on the “Strikeforce: Miami” card set for January 30 from, you guessed it, Miami, Florida.

While nothing has been signed as of this writing, FiveOuncesofPain.com was able to confirm that the bout has been offered, and is expected to be signed by at least one of the fighters shortly.

More on this in a bit…

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State_Champ
1/5/10 11:10:33AM
emfleek
1/5/10 11:13:46AM
Unless Robbie gets this to the ground immediately, I think Manhoef knocks his block off midway through the 1st round.
karn501
1/5/10 11:16:39AM

Posted by emfleek

Unless Robbie gets this to the ground immediately, I think Manhoef knocks his block off midway through the 1st round.


I don't know if lawler can get him there though so Manhoef takes this one
Giant_Ochai
1/5/10 11:28:12AM
It's been quite some time now, but I think this fight will look like a shortened Spratt/Lawler.
Sm0tP0ker
1/5/10 11:49:50AM
whoever this guy faces at this point he takes care of.

Manhoef Rd1 TKO
sparky
1/5/10 11:50:33AM
It could be a short night for Robbie!!!
postman
1/5/10 12:02:39PM

Posted by Sm0tP0ker

whoever this guy faces at this point he takes care of.

Manhoef Rd1 TKO



Thats a little over stated don't you think?
grappler0000
1/5/10 12:06:04PM

Posted by postman


Posted by Sm0tP0ker

whoever this guy faces at this point he takes care of.

Manhoef Rd1 TKO



Thats a little over stated don't you think?



Especially since he's 2-2 in his last 4...but, I think he'll definitely take this one though.
chickmagnet
1/5/10 4:33:59PM
this will be insane
mrsmiley
1/5/10 4:37:14PM

Posted by chickmagnet

this will be insane






A high paced slugfest for sure.
Mr_Dead_Sexy
1/5/10 5:15:32PM
Picking any striker over Manhoef is just plain silly. 1st round TKO.
EvenFlow
1/5/10 5:19:52PM
Melvin isnt a sure thing here he's been caught before. Without the threat of a takedown Melvin's really going to open up on Lawler and probably take his head off early in the fight. However Lawler probably only needs one strike as well, I have to go with Melvin though.
jocka
1/5/10 5:52:52PM
This is going to be an awesome KO for Manhoef and its going to be good for his north american exposure as well.

Strikeforce is really putting some very nice fight together, its awesome to be looking forward to more and more quality events.

BustedKnuckle
1/5/10 6:28:06PM
Marvelous is looking to add to his HL reel in this one. Especialy being on network TV in the US. Cant wait, hope it goes down.
xdanish020
1/5/10 6:55:14PM
Lawler is getting KO'd in the 1st.
TimW001
1/6/10 12:33:36AM
Well this should be a very fun match-up

PS. I think I'm starting to fall for you, Strikeforce.
EliasG
1/6/10 1:31:19AM
Very interesting matchup. Americans will love this guy if he ko's enough folks. He is like a little mike tyson...despite his lack of ground.
jae_1833
1/6/10 1:36:54AM
I know everyone (even myself ) sees this being a fight for Robbie to lose but am I the only won who wants him to win regardless of my own pick.
BigBadAl
1/6/10 4:49:36AM

Posted by jae_1833

I know everyone (even myself ) sees this being a fight for Robbie to lose but am I the only won who wants him to win regardless of my own pick.



Yep
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