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Prangley Out; Lawler Waiting for New Opponent

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Robbie Lawler went nearly a year between bouts his last time out, and is currently six months between fights, hoping that Strikeforce can find him a new opponent by Saturday night.

Lawler learned today that Trevor Prangley, who was a replacement for his initial opponent, Benji Radach, has had to withdraw from Strikeforce: Evolution due to an undisclosed injury.

The news was first reported by Sherdog.com, and independently confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz.

Lawler last fought in a headlining effort, losing to Jake Shields in June. He sat out for nearly a year prior to that bout when EliteXC, where he was the middleweight champion, quickly disintegrated.

There was no word on a new opponent for Lawler at the time of publication.

Cung Le vs. Scott Smith and Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez headline Strikeforce: Evolution Saturday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on Showtime.


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Post #1   12/15/09 3:09:12AM   

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FFS!

This is plain bad luck for Lawler. I hope they find him a decent calibre replacement.

Post #2   12/15/09 3:12:32AM   

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Are the stars finally aligning for a Lawler vs. Manhoef matchup? For my sake, I hope the answer is yes.

Post #3   12/15/09 4:39:48AM   

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^^^^^yes Lawler and Manhoef would be just wonderful

Post #4   12/15/09 9:03:18AM   

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I wanna see him in the ufc against mcfedries quarry leben grove or cote. Or let him get first crack at hendo

Post #5   12/15/09 12:35:00PM   

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im starting to think lawler was originally on the UFC 108 card.

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Post #6   12/15/09 12:36:15PM   

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Whoever they find him on less than a weeks notice is going to be in serious trouble unless it's Henderson (who would own!)

Post #7   12/15/09 3:27:05PM   

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manhoef would be cool, but IF they replace prangley, lawler should be able to win it easy. They are not going to use a big name when they dont need to (and they clearly dont, this card is pretty stacked). so if they replace him it will be someone's chance to make a name for themselves. but that wont happen

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I wish it could be but Melvin is fighting in a K-1 rules bout on New Year's Eve.

Post #9   12/15/09 6:42:16PM