Strikeforce Results: Lawler’s Flying Knee Ends Amagov’s Night

January 8, 2012
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Playing with fire can get you burnt. It’s also not a good idea to toss gasoline on that fire either.

Unfortunately, young up and comer Adlan Amagov did both and the result was a vicious knockout at the hands of Robbie Lawler.

Lawler came out of the gate head hunting and trying to put the pressure on the young fighter. Amagov’s answer was to take the fight to the ground.

While he was successful in his endeavor, Amagov’s choice of weapons was ill advised. With Lawler’s knees still on the mat as his back was against the cage, Amagov uncorked a knee strike glancing his opponent on the head.

“It bothered me a little bit, but not too much. It was just make sure the cobwebs, if any, were out by the time I went out,” Lawler said about the illegal knee.

The obvious foul forced the referee to pause the action and take a point from Amagov. In the long run that point deduction didn’t matter.

The knee was like tugging on Superman’s cape, because upon the restart Lawler flew into Amagov with a knee strike that literally sent him over his opponent’s head. The necessary damage was done however and Amagov went face first down into the mat.

Lawler followed up with a few more strikes before the referee could come in and save Amagov from further punishment.

After two tough losses in a row to close out 2011, Lawler came back like a new man to kick off 2012 and he hopes to continue with the same reign of terror throughout the year.

“I’m happy to win, I want to go back to the drawing board,” said Lawler. “Work on all my skills and look to knock people out in 2012.”

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  • fitefan

    The illegal knee was clearly unintentional, but illegal all the same.
    Robbie sure got his revenge with a knee of his own.

  • MikeMc1983

    I really couldn’t believe Robbie reacted to that knee the way he did. He got hit by the knee, put his hand up and gave the ref a “wtf” look. Then when he saw the ref coming in he grabbed his head as if he was hurt by the blow.
    I actually started laughing out loud. At least he admitted afterward that he just didn’t like the position. I’m pretty sure that was his explanation for the bad “sell” job.
    I don’t know that the knee was unintentional. I don’t think he was trying to do something dirty. I think it was just natural to throw the knee in that spot.
    Maybe an intentional knee to the head, but wasn’t trying to do something dirty. It’s hard to explain what I mean, but I think there are some on here bright enough to know what I mean.

    • fitefan

      yeah, I’m picking up what you are putting down.

      He threw the knee on purpose, but not necesarily on purpose into Lawler’s head, or as a conscience decision to engage in a ‘dirty’ strike. Something reflexive. After all there is some instinct going on in there.

      I thought Lawler was gonna play it up like he couldn’t continue and get a cheap win. I was preparting to be equally outraged. But he didn’t, and admitted it really didn’t hurt. Showed some class on his part.