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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Former EliteXC champions Jake Shields and Robbie Lawler will face off in a non-title middleweight contest for Strikeforce in May at a yet-to-be-announced Washington state venue. Shields will take the leap to middleweight to face the Iowa striker, said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker at a press conference on Thursday

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Post #1   3/12/09 5:36:42PM   

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This is a terrific matchup. Shields by UD.

Post #2   3/12/09 6:24:40PM   

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Thats gonna be a great match up, Shileds will pull off the win if ne gets it to the ground or else he will be knocked silly

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Shields is going to be forced to strike with Lawler..........I personally believe Robbie will knock Shields out bad!!!

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Lawler is gonna be to big and strong for Shields and the fight will stay standing ending with a brutal KO of Shields.

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This is going to be a great fight its funny that their main events have been catchweights...

wouldnt of made more sense for shields to fight diaz and lawler to fight shamrock

oh well good job strikeforce

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This is a much better bout than Riggs vs Shields. That's not a knock on Riggs. I may have actually picked Riggs, but these two are closer in the rankings

I was really surprised that Shields struggled to get the takedown against Paul Daley. Jake has great takedowns, but I guess it's a little easier to defend the takedown when you don't have to worry about the standup game. I think at 185 Lawler will be bigger, and his wrestling background will help keep it standing where he has an enormous advantage.

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This card is getting to be amazing. Lawler via round 2 KO.

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Posted by CwB

This is going to be a great fight its funny that their main events have been catchweights...

wouldnt of made more sense for shields to fight diaz and lawler to fight shamrock

oh well good job strikeforce



You'd have a great point if Diaz and Shields didn't train together.

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YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Post #10   3/12/09 11:10:14PM   

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i think this is a dumb move by shields. he should not be moving up to middleweight. therefore, i give this fight to lawler.

Post #11   3/13/09 12:53:26AM   

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shields, the most overrated WW of all time. Heres to hoping fighting lawler will make shields learn some stand up

Post #12   3/13/09 3:16:36AM