Strikeforce: Robbie Lawler Redefines Scary Knockout With Win Over Lindland

December 4, 2010
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Robbie Lawler vs Matt Lindland

Robbie Lawler seems to know how to redefine the category of “scary knockout”, and he did it once again putting away Matt Lindland with a vicious right hand to finish their fight in under a minute at Strikeforce on Saturday night.

As soon as the opening bell rang, Lindland immediately circled in and looked to exchange with Lawler on the feet.

It was a monumental mistake.

Lawler clocked Lindland with a quick uppercut followed by a right hand that could be heard all the way back in his opponent’s native Oregon. Lindland dropped to the mat and rolled to try to get a defensive position, but instead ate another huge right hand courtesy of Robbie Lawler.

The right hand put Lindland away, and while the referee was slow to react, Lawler knew the fight was over and didn’t inflict any more punishment to his obviously knocked out opponent.
Matt Lindland

After the fight, Lawler admitted that he had a feeling that while Lindland was the more dominant wrestler going into the fight, he believed a stand-up fight would ensue.

“I concentrated on him standing with me and he did,” Lawler commented.

A thunderous knockout puts Robbie Lawler right back in the mix for the Strikeforce 185lb title, but he’s happy to face whoever they put in front of him next. Sooner rather than later.

“I’m going to go take a one day break, go back in the gym and talk to my manager, see what he wants and I’m fighting anyone,” Lawler said following the win.

Lindland falls to 1-3 in his last four fights, with two of those coming by way of devastating knockout.

  • kanienkeha009

    Lindlands chin has been gone for a while so i don’t see how a completely predictable outcome against an over the hill fighter puts Lawler back into the mix at 185??? I was scratching my head as to why this fight even happened??? Nothing to be gained by either fighter here. Lindland gets another concussion and Lawler beats up on a has been