Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields

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Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.
Promotion Strikeforce
Date June 6, 2009
Venue Scottrade Center
City St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance 8,867[1]
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg

Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields was a mixed martial arts event held by the MMA organization Strikeforce. It was held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 6, 2009. The event drew an estimated 275,000 viewers on Showtime.[2]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Catchweight (182 lb) Jake Shields def Robbie Lawler submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:02
Heavyweight Brett Rogers def Andrei Arlovski TKO (punches) 1 0:22
Catchweight (180 lb) Nick Diaz def Scott Smith submission (rear-naked choke) 3 1:41
Welterweight Joe Riggs def Phil Baroni unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Mike Kyle def Rafael Cavalcante KO (punches) 2 4:05
Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight Mike Whitehead def Kevin Randleman unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (175 lb) Jesse Finney def Josh Bumgarner submission (kimura) 1 1:55
Middleweight Lucas Lopes def Scott Ventimiglia disqualification (illegal knee) 1 3:26
Welterweight Tyron Woodley def Sal Woods submission (arm triangle choke) 1 4:20
Light Heavyweight Booker DeRousse def James Wade TKO (punches) 1 4:06
Lightweight Pat Benson def Dave Cochran submission (armbar) 1 2:42


Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem injured his hand and was unable to fight at this event.[3] He was replaced by Andrei Arlovski.

Renato Sobral was scheduled to face Rafael Cavalcante, but after suffering an injury, was replaced by Mike Kyle.[4]


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