Strikeforce: Los Angeles
|Strikeforce: Los Angeles|
The poster for Strikeforce: Los Angeles.
|Date||June 16, 2010|
|City||Los Angeles, California, United States|
The card took place on a Wednesday and coincided with the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, “The June 16 card will include some top-heavy main-event fighters, as well as some standout ‘Challenger’ prospects.”
Jason Miller was targeted as Robbie Lawler's opponent for this event. However, Strikeforce officials believe the Tennessee Athletic Commission will have Miller suspended, so Renato Sobral ended up being Lawler's opponent in a 195-lb Catchweight bout.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed in an interview on June 9, 2010 that the winner of the Robbie Lawler vs. Renato Sobral fight would get a title shot in their respective division. Sobral would fight Muhammed Lawal, or Lawler would fight Jake Shields, though he was later replaced by Ronaldo Souza in the proposed matchup after Shields signed with the UFC. After winning the fight, Sobral announced that he wouldn't fight Lawal due to their friendship, and instead challenged Dan Henderson, who would defeat Sobral at Strikeforce: St. Louis on December 4, 2010 by TKO. The light heavyweight title shot would instead go to Rafael Cavalcante, who beat Lawal by TKO for the title at Strikeforce: Houston on August 21, 2010.
|Catchweight (195 lb)||Renato Sobral||def.||Robbie Lawler||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Evangelista Santos||def.||Marius Žaromskis||TKO (head kick and punches)||1||2:38|
|Middleweight||Tim Kennedy||def.||Trevor Prangley||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||3:35|
|Catchweight (160 lb)||K.J. Noons||def.||Conor Heun||Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Hugo Sandoval||def.||Marcus Kowal||TKO (strikes)||2||0:43|
|Catchweight (160 lb)||Jeremy Umphries||def.||R.J. Clifford||Technical submission (rear-naked choke)||2||2:27|
The following is a list of fighter salaries as provided by the California State Athletic Commission. The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can often be a substantial portion of a fighter's income.
- Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Robbie Lawler: $85,000
- Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos: $10,000 (no win bonus) def. Marius Zaramoskis: $5,000
- Tim Kennedy: $30,000 (no win bonus) def. Trevor Prangley: $30,000
- K.J. Noons: $25,000 (no win bonus) def. Conor Heun: $4,000
- Jeremy Umphries: $1,500 (no win bonus) def. R.J. Clifford: $2000
- Hugo Sandoval: $1,500 (no win bonus) def. Marcus Kowal: $1,000
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