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.
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.