It’s official, ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler (19-7) will face off against Tim Kennedy (13-3) at the upcoming Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. on Sat. July 30. The news was made official moments ago via @Strikeforce‘s official twitter account.
Lawler will be looking to rebound from a recent loss in Jan. for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight belt against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Sauza via rear-naked choke in the third.
Kennedy, though coming off an impressive victory against Melvin Manhoef via rear-naked choke in March, he shares a loss to the current champ Jacare as well.
With both men known for finishing fights the match-up looks to promise a big finish by either man.
The card as of now:
Dan Henderson vs. Fedor Emelianenko
Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate (for Women’s 135 lb. title)
Paul Daley vs. Evangelista Santos (Santos rumored to be injured)
Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed Lawal
Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Scott Smith