by MMAWeekly.com Staff
(Photos courtesy of Esther Lin / Strikeforce)
A 182-pound catchweight bout between No. 2 ranked middleweight Robbie Lawler and No. 4 ranked welterweight Jake Shields is set to go for Saturday night on Showtime, live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Robbie Lawler stepped on the scales at Friday’s weigh-in, registering 182.75 pounds. Shields, coming up in weight for this fight, tipped in at 181.75. There is a one-pound tolerance for non-title bouts, so Lawler was within the limit for the 182-pound bout.
The supporting cast for Lawler and Shields is nearly as impressive as the main event. Hard-hitting Scott Smith, know for his exciting bouts, steps in against the just as fiery Nick Diaz. Fighting at a catchweight of 180 pounds, Smith registered at 179.5, while Diaz was 179.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski, courtesy of Affliction Entertainment, also graces the fight card, taking on top heavyweight prospect Brett Rogers. At a 20-pound disadvantage, Arlovski weighed in at 244 pounds, Rogers at 262.
Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” Weigh-In Results
(All weights in pounds)
STRIKEFORCE MAIN CARD (on Showtime)
-Robbie Lawler (182.75) vs. Jake Shields (181.75)
-Nick Diaz (179) vs. Scott Smith (179.5)
-Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Brett Rogers (262)
-Kevin Randleman (204) vs. Mike Whitehead (206)
-Phil Baroni (168.75) vs. Joe Riggs (170)
STRIKEFORCE PRELIMINARY CARD
-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (205.5) vs. Mike Kyle (202.5)
-Josh Baumgartner (173.5) vs. Jesse Finney (175.75)
-Tyron Woodley (170.5) vs. Sal Woods (169.25)
-Lucas Lopes (186) vs. Scott Ventimiglia (185)
-Dave Cochran (153) vs. Pat Benson (155.75)
-Booker DeRousse (204.25) vs. James Wade (205.25)
The main card airs live in most American time zones on Showtime on Saturday night. MMAWeekly.com will be bringing you live play-by-play of the entire fight card as it happens.