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Strikeforce Announces Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler Signed For July 30 ‘Fedor vs. Henderson’ Card in Chicago

Continuing in Zuffa’s new social media trend of announcing newly-signed bouts before the MMA media gets wind of them, Strikeforce announced today via Twitter that a middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Robbie Lawler has been added to its July 30 Fedor vs. Henderson card in Chicago.

The bout should be a good one between the pair, who coincidentally both lost to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and beat Melvin Manhoef in the past year and a half. Kennedy lost a unanimous decision to Souza in August at Strikeforce: Houston and beat Manhoef at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson in March by way of first-round rear naked choke. Lawler lost to Jacare by third-round rear naked choke at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg in January and knocked out Manhoef at Strikeforce: Miami in January of last year.

The promotion did not clarify if the fight would be on the main televised portion of the card that will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Former PRIDE champions Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson, but it’s likely considering both fighters have not seen prelim action in some time.


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joshuan29- June 24, 2011 at 10:41 am
I consider Fedor more exciting than the two of them. He's more dangerous in more positions, and is able to finish a fight off of his back. I'm not calling him the top heavy in the world or anything, just saying he's an exciting fighter, as is Hendo. Should make for a great fight.
Pen Fifteen- June 24, 2011 at 8:47 am
"Fedor is still the most exciting heavyweight in the division." Apparently you haven't heard of these two fellows, Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez?
joshuan29- June 24, 2011 at 6:54 am
This is a hell of a card, and whether haters like it or not, Fedor is still the most exciting heavyweight in the division, and he is still dangerous.
Pen Fifteen- June 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Nice pro-wrestling reference.
And what the fuck makes this a "supercard," version your average dogshit Strikeforce card? Apparently Scott Coker et al. have yet to realize that Fedor having lost two in a row, and the fact that no titles are on the line, severely diminishes the appeal of their main event, at least for many.
Smitty- June 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm
I just hope Jesus doesn't show up on the 30th, and make me have to choose. I was gonna love Heaven. : (
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intercept440- June 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm
you guys fucking kidding me???? Lawler???

this is going to be a fucking assassination.

Lawler 2-3 of last five fights win over manhoef and lindland (of no real significance)

loss shieldzzzzzzzz, babalu, and souza.

kennedy going to fucking murder him..

on the upside, great fight for lawler to try to regain some status of relevance, Bad for kennedy if he loses to someone not even close to top ten (least in my book)

after this loss i see lawler getting canned
DirtehSneakehs- June 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm
I got Lawler Via KO Round 1
Fuck Mr. Kennedy :D
ReX13- June 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Guess we'll get a good look at Kennedy's chin. Should be a good fight.