Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg | Jacaré Chokes Ruthless To Retain TitleCategory: MMA
In the co-main event of Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg, Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza will defend his title for the first time against challenger Robbie Lawler.
It will be held on January 29, 2011 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, USA.
Brazilian Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza (16 wins-2 losses, 0 KOs/10 submissions) is the current Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.
He became the champion when he defeated Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Houston for the then vacant title.
American Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler (20 wins-6 losses, 17 KOs/1 submission) is the former EliteXC middleweight champion. MMAWeekly ranks Lawler as the #8 middleweight in the world.
His last fight was against Matt Lindland at Strikeforce: St. Louis defeating him in only 50 seconds.
UPDATE January 29, 2011: Souza defeated Lawler via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:00 of round 3 to retain the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship.
Read the complete Strikeforce results.
Check out the Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs Robbie Lawler fight video below:
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