“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” live results and play by play

PRO MMA (promma.info) is live and on the scene at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis Missouri for “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.”

Tonight’s stacked card features a main event between former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler and former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields. The co-main event will feature Andrei Arlovski versus Brett Rogers. Also on the card will be Nick Diaz battling heavy handed Scott Smith, and Joe Riggs facing off against Phil Baroni.

Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) for full coverage of the night’s event to include a photo gallery, and live round by round updates and results starting with the under card at approximately 7:45 P.M. Eastern time.

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Don’t sleep on Rogers – “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” betting odds

BetUS.com has provided the fight lines with the potential to win some decent money on Saturday’s Strikeforce card. The best line has to be with the Arlovski vs. Rogers fight. Arlovski is the more technical boxer but Rogers has a ton more power; not to mention his weight advantage and the situation with Arlovski’s less than brick jaw.

With the way the lines look on this card, the only other fight worth touching would be Diaz vs. Smith. BetUS.com is putting Diaz as the heavy favorite for good reason. Smith will offer nothing for Diaz he has not been faced with before. However, if you have some faith in Smith and the money to spare, it may be worth a small wager.

Robbie Lawler -125 vs Jake Shields -105
Andrei Arlovski -500 vs Brett Rogers +300
Nick Diaz -400 vs Scott Smith +250
Phil Baroni -110 vs Joe Riggs -120
Kevin Randleman -105 vs Mike Whitehead -125

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” weigh-in results & photos

PRO MMA (promma.info) has the results as all fighters made weight Friday at Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon in St. Louis, Missouri for the “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” event which takes place Saturday, June 6th.

Robbie Lawler weighed in at 182.75 lbs. and Jake Shields was at 181.75 lbs. as they qualified for their 182-pound catch-weight headliner. Brett Rogers tipped the scales at 262 lbs., out-weighing his 244-pound opponent, Andrei Arlovski, by 18 pounds. Stay tuned to PRO MMA (promma.info) as we bring you live coverage of the event from the Scottrade Center on Saturday.

Strikeforce Weigh-in Results:
Robbie Lawler (182.75) vs. Jake Shields (181.75)
Nick Diaz (179) vs. Scott Smith (179.5)
Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Brett Rogers (262)
Kevin Randleman (204) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
Phil Baroni (168.75) vs. Joe Riggs (170)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (205.5) vs. Mike Kyle (202.5)
Jesse Finney (175.75) vs. Josh Baumgartner (173.5)
Tyron Woodley (170.5) vs. Sal Woods (169.75)
Scott Ventimiglia (185) vs. Lucas Lopes (186)
Pat Benson (155.75) vs. Dave Lehr Cochran (153)
Booker DeRousse (204.25) vs. James Wade (205.25)

More weigh-in photos after the jump…

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Before they were fighters: Kevin Randleman Edition

This week we take a look at the 1993 NCAA 177-pound final match between Kevin Randleman and Corey Olson. While at Ohio State, “The Moster” captured back-to-back NCAA titles in 1992 and 1993. He had the chance to come back to school for a third straight title, but he chose to move on.

Randleman was considered one of the most dynamic wrestlers in Ohio State history and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2004. After his wrestling career, Randleman decided to turn to MMA along side his friend Mark Coleman. Together the Hammer House duo were some of the very first dominant wrestlers. He won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in November 1999. This weekend he makes his first return to MMA on US soil since 2006 when he takes on Mike Whitehead at “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields”.

video after the jump…

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” press conference highlights and photos

Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Showtime Networks Inc. and world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) event promotion Strikeforce hosted a press conference Tuesday to discuss their highly anticipated June 6 “Lawler vs. Shields” fight card live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Scottrade Center.

Highlights from the press conference at Scottrade included an announcement by world-famous emcee Jimmy Lennon, Jr. that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (15-6) will make his Strikeforce debut and square off with undefeated prospect Brett “The Grim” Rogers (9-0) in an Affliction sponsored fight during the live televised portion of the fight card.

Knockout artist “The New York Badass” Phil Baroni (13-10) lashed out verbally about his welterweight showdown with powerhouse Joe “Diesel” Riggs (29-10) and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time NCAA Division I National Wrestling Champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman (17-12) was highly animated about returning to action for the first time in over a year to face “Iron” Mike Whitehead (23-6) in a light heavyweight matchup on the star-studded card.

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The Kevin Randleman perspective

One of Strikeforce’s newest fighters, Kevin “The Monster” Randleman shares his perspective with Steve Cofield about Japan, PRIDE, getting back in the ring, training in Vegas, Randy Couture, Mike Whitehead, Quinton Jackson, and much more. Randleman will face Mike Whitehead in the cage on June 6 in St. Louis as part of Strikeforce’s “Lawler vs. … Read more

Kevin Randleman vs. Mike Whitehead added to Strikeforce card on June 6

PRO MMA (promma.info) has been notified by Strikeforce that two-time NCAA Division I National Wrestling Champion and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman (17-12) will make his return to the MMA cage in a light heavyweight match-up against TUF 2 veteran Mike Whitehead (23-6) during the live Showtime telecast of “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” on Saturday, June 6.

Now 37-years-old, Randleman was last seen in the ring in May 2008 when he fought and defeated Ryu Kawamura (9-4-2) by unanimous decision at “Sengoku: Second Battle” in Tokyo, Japan.  Prior to that bout he had been out of action for over two years due to a severe fungal lung infection that required surgery. 

Kevin Randleman captured back-to-back NCAA national wrestling titles in 1992 and 1993 while competing for Ohio State University. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Mike Whitehead hates Rashad Evans

Mike Whitehead was in Wanderlei’s corner on Saturday night for his fight against Quinton Jackson. To say the least, Whitehead is VERY bitter about A LOT of things. He hates Rashad, he hates Brock, and all his friends have been losing. Sorry Mike. He does say however, he thinks Rashad will beat Quinton, but he … Read more

Mike Whitehead wins at Kansas City M-1 Challenge – Full Results

Kansas City M-1 Challenge took place last night at Harrah’s Casino. The M-1 Challenge is an international team competition for young talented upcoming fighters to gain experience and be given the opportunity to fight internationally. The most talented may be selected to participate in the major M-1 events. Teams consist of 5 members (one in each weight division being -70 kg, -76 kg, -84 kg, -93 kg and +93 kg and a coach.

Every region/country will bring forward a team that will compete against other teams in an international competition that will last throughout 2008 with a grand finale at the end of the year. There will be two poules of five teams to start with. In each poule the teams will fight every other team. The winners of the poules will then fight for the M-1 Championship.The teams in poule A are: Holland, Japan, Russian Legion, Spain and the World team. In poule B are: Finland, France, Korea, Red Devil and the USA.

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AFFLICTION: BANNED – RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

by: Jack Bratcher FOX SPORTS NET FIGHTS: PAUL BUENTELLO vs. GARY GOODRIDGE Round 2 – Body kick by Goodridge.  Nice strikes by Buentello.  Leg kick by Goodridge.  Big leg kick again.   Inside kick.  Another kick to the leg.  Another leg kick.  Left hook from Goodridge.  Big exchange of punches by both.  Uppercut by Buentello.  Foot … Read more