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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” Weigh-In Results

(Kevin Randleman is athletic *and* explosive! Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

All fighters successfully weighed in today for Saturday’s Strikeforce event, which will be held at the Scottrade Center and broadcast on Showtime. CageWriter passes along this little detail from the weigh-in:

Phil Baroni came out in a bathrobe, and yelled at the Showtime employee trying to direct the fighters for cameras. Nick Diaz responded to a fan who yelled, "Nick the [expletive]" by flipping the middle finger.

Yeah, that sounds about right. The numbers are after the jump. Don’t forget to swing by tomorrow night starting at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT as we liveblog the televised card. Fire up, Potato Nation!

182-lb. CW: Robbie Lawler (182.75) vs. Jake Shields (181.75)
180-lb. CW: Nick Diaz (179) vs. Scott Smith (179.5)
HW: Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Brett Rogers (262)
LHW: Kevin Randleman (204) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
WW: Phil Baroni (168.75) vs. Joe Riggs (170)

LHW: Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (205.5) vs. Mike Kyle (202.5)
175-lb. CW: Jesse Finney (175.75) vs. Josh Baumgartner (173.5)
WW: Tyron Woodley (170.5) vs. Sal Woods (169.75)
MW: Scott Ventimiglia (185) vs. Lucas Lopes (186)
LW: Pat Benson (155.75) vs. Dave Lehr Cochran (153)
LHW: Booker DeRousse (204.25) vs. James Wade (205.25)

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Clue-by-Four- June 7, 2009 at 8:59 am
It's sad that the time when Randleman looked most impressive this weekend was during the weigh-in.
Swimming with Idiots- June 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm
@ Purple

Well...although I was 3 out of 6 but Rogers did in fact put Arlovski to sleep...he was fighting like he had nothing to lose.

Great card. I just wished they had showed some fights on the undercard.
UFC fan- June 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Oh big fucking deal, we can all play HTML games...unless you are complete dipshit.
For the record, who cares about randleman, he is a roided up monkey with a paper chin.
PurplePickle- June 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm
We agree on everything but the pick. The one aspect left out is that Arlovski was embarassed in his last fight and has alot to prove (nothing embarassing about losing to Fedor, just getting KO'd in-flight). He should be game and salty enough to stay on the attack. We'll see.

I think this card calls for a twelve of Stella Artois. Cheers, all you fight luvin' fuckers.
Swimming with Idiots- June 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm
@ Purple

No one could argue that Rogers is a better fighter than AA...on paper. There are a lot of intangibles with this one.

Arlovski has clearly fought better opponents and is a quicker striker. You could even say that he was beating Fedor before he got stupid with the knee. However, his chin is garbage and he took this fight on short notice. Not to mention that he has everything to lose and nothing to gain with this fight while Rogers has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Rogers really CANT lose. If he wins, he is an instant top ten HW. If he loses, he doesn't change his place as no one is expecting him to win anyway. In fact, all he has to do is take the fight deep and keep it close and he is considered a better fighter then he was last week.

If the Pitbull really doesn't mean much. If he loses, it really hurts him.

When you have a guy with everything to lose fighting a guy with nothing to lose the mental aspect of the sport really kicks in. Think GSP vs Serra part one.

Having said all of that, I am really just excited for this card. Easily the best free card in a long time (maybe ever) and certainly ranks high even against a lot of the UFC PPVs.

To make a long story longer...and finally answer your question, I see Arlovski getting knocked out but not necessarily because Rogers is a better fighter.

Enjoy boys.
Fucklord- June 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Bret "The Hitman" Rogers is going to annihilate Arslobski
PurplePickle- June 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm
@ Swimming,
With your pick of Rogers, do you see Rogers as the better fighter, or Arlovski walking into a hard shot that puts him to sleep?

I think Arlovski more than out classes Rogers in every aspect of the game. But I could easily see Andre underestimating Rogers and getting dropped hard. I still think Arlovski wins this, but there is some concern for me over Arlovski's mindset.
Casa de los pantelones- June 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm
...or what about the blackhole that is his right armpit? Was that from the staph or from when he was abducted by aliens and they botched the surgery/probing?
NECROPHYTE- June 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Guys, please don't do that bold caps shit.
Swimming with Idiots- June 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Write it down.
UncleSamsMisguidedChild- June 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Really how do you get that big without doing steroids or just being TUF GUY and benching school buses for a warm up right before you turn entire towns into rubble and rape and pillage the poor townfolk...
PurplePickle- June 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm
The greater issue with Randleman is not what is between his legs, but his ears. For all his athletic promise he seems to lock up mentally in big fights and revert to being just a wrestler. He had numerous opportunities in Pride to capitalize on the position of his opponent, but chose to lie on them and wait instead.

The main card has me jacked. It is not so much the individuals, but the matchups that have me stoked for tonight. I got Lawler, Arlovski, Whitehead, and Baroni. I can't make up my mind on Diaz/Smith. Diaz is the better fighter, but I'm no longer comfortable picking against Smith. I hope it is an all out war. It definitely has the potential.
fightfan- June 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm
fightfan- June 6, 2009 at 12:31 pm

REally, is that necessary?


Aryan- June 6, 2009 at 11:41 am
Cant find a bar thats showing this shit wtf?
Fucklord- June 6, 2009 at 10:58 am
While I haven't studied Randlemans crotch region lately he does appear to be sporting rather large breasts that he seems to have grown in the past 2 years. It's obvious steroid gyne so I wouldn't be surprised if his testicles also shrunk to the size of apricots. My prediction is this fight ends by kidney failure or some other vital organ in Randleman's science experiment of a body giving up on him
4inch4skin- June 6, 2009 at 10:28 am
Randleman seriously looks like he doesn't even have a package. Where did his penis and balls go?
AussieJosh- June 6, 2009 at 7:43 am
if i looked liked Randlman i would get to root heaps of chicks! its a pitty i dont!

CAGE............could i please get a T Shirt just for being your best, most devoted Australian reader/ me and ill give you an adress!!! thanks for being the best MMA site on the Web!!!!
Da Truth- June 6, 2009 at 3:31 am
Best Card of the YEAR easy...

Scott 'hands of steel' Smith vs Nick 'Fingers of steel' Diaz is gunna be the fight of the YEAR
pirzola- June 6, 2009 at 1:51 am
and what about Rand's ginecomastya? eheheh
Chri534.- June 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm
@CZ: ha, it's not even the 2nd best card of the week!

Is the over/under for people getting caught for illegal substances at two, or is Strikeforce going to be more reluctant to punish cheaters?
Poo Flinger- June 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Why is Randleman wearing a heart rate monitor?
ItburnswhenIpee- June 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm
'K, common sense, why ya looking for his penis? Just asking...
BTW it's less fucking weird if you call it a dick or a prick or a brock...

Cookie Monster- June 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm
that is a scary scary man
common sense- June 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm
look! down