Eric Lawson

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Eric Lawson
Born (1981-02-12) February 12, 1981 (age 36)
Concord, California, United States
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Middleweight
Fighting out of Concord, California, United States
Team Combat Fitness
Years active 2004–2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 9
By knockout 2
By submission 5
By decision 2
Losses 5
By knockout 1
By submission 4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Eric Lawson (born February 12, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist, who is perhaps best known for his fight stint with now-defunct promotion Strikeforce. A professional mixed martial arts since 2004, Lawson holds a record of 9–5.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Lawson made his professional mixed martial arts debut on February 12, 2004, when he defeated Brandon Gallo via rear-naked choke submission at Gladiator Challenge 22.[1] Following this, Lawson would compile a record of 3–1 before making his first appearance for now-defunct promotion Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

In his first appearance in the promotion, Lawson faced Josh Neal at Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives on November 16, 2007. He won the fight via rear-naked choke submission.[2] After compiling a 1–1 record outside Strikeforce, Lawson signed a new contract with the promotion, and faced Jesse Gillespie at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson on June 27, 2008.[3] He won the fight via rear-naked choke.[4]

He then faced Kenneth Seegrist at Strikeforce: At The Mansion II on September 20, 2008, winning the fight via rear-naked choke, his third straight rear-naked choke submission in the organization.[5]

Lawson faced Tony Johnson at Strikeforce: Destruction on November 21, 2008. He won the fight via rear-naked choke, moving to 4–0 inside the promotion.[6]

For his fifth fight inside Strikeforce, Lawson faced Waylon Kennell at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz on April 11, 2009.[7] He won the fight via first round TKO.[8]

Lawson faced Wayne Phillips at Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. Hashi on February 26, 2010.[9] He lost the fight via armbar submission. He then faced Ron Keslar at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg on January 29, 2011.[10] He lost the fight via armbar, and was subsequently released from the promotion.

Post-Strikeforce Career[edit]

After being released from Strikeforce in late 2011, Lawson faced Mauricio Alonso at Dragon House 8 on November 18, 2011. He lost the fight via triangle choke.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–5 Mauricio Alonso Submission (triangle choke) DH: Dragon's House 8 November 18, 2011 2 1:38 San Francisco, California, United States
Loss 9–4 Ron Keslar Submission (armbar) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg January 29, 2011 1 1:57 San Jose, California, United States
Loss 9–3 Wayne Philips Submission (armbar) Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. Hashi February 26, 2010 1 4:47 San Jose, California, United States
Win 9–2 Waylon Kennell TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz April 11, 2009 1 4:54 San Jose, California, United States
Win 8–2 Tony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Destruction November 21, 2008 1 1:28 San Jose, California, United States
Win 7–2 Kenneth Seegrist Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: At The Mansion II September 20, 2008 1 3:07 Beverly Hills, California, United States
Win 6–2 Jesse Gillespie Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson June 27, 2008 1 1:03 San Jose, California, United States
Win 5–2 Marcus Gaines Decision (unanimous) GC 75: Erin-Go-BRAWL March 15, 2008 3 5:00 San Francisco, California, United States
Loss 4–2 Raul Castillo TKO (punches) GC 7: Seasons Beatings December 8, 2007 2 2:23 San Francisco, California, United States
Win 4–1 Josh Neal Submission (rear-naked choke) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives November 16, 2007 2 0:20 San Jose, California, United States
Win 3–1 Chris Werner KO (punches) GC 66: Battle Ground July 27, 2007 1 N/A San Francisco, California, United States
Loss 2–1 Nik Theotikos Submission (triangle choke) GC 61: Chaos at Kezar March 31, 2007 2 2:46 San Francisco, California, United States
Win 2–0 Attila Bordor Decision GC 36: Proving Grounds April 9, 2005 2 5:00 San Francisco, California, United States
Win 1–0 Brandon Gallo Submission (rear-naked choke) GC 22: Gladiator Challenge 22 February 12, 2004 2 1:00 San Francisco, California, United States

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