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Tim Kennedy vs. Robbie Lawler

Main Card | Middleweight · 185 lbs | MMA

Tim Kennedy defeats Robbie Lawler via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Tim Kennedy
Mmaweekly large "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

Kennedy
Decision
Round 3

13-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   18-7-0
Climbed to 14-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-8
-250 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +210 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Fort Bragg, North Carolina   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
31 years, 10 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   29 years, 4 months, 3 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Jackson Wink MMA   Gym  
Strikeforce
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson
  • Date: Saturday 07.30.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Sears Centre
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Gus Johnson
  • Kennedy Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Lawler Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Kennedy vs. Lawler Wiki Update Wiki

The third Showtime-televised bout from Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson featured "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler taking on Tim Kennedy in a middleweight contest. Kennedy entered the fight 4-1 in his previous Strikeforce matchups, while Lawler was 2-3 in his fights within the organization.


Kennedy connected first in the fight with an inside low kick. Lawler landed a nice right hand yet ate a kick to the groin in the process. The fighters resumed quickly. Kennedy shot in far from the outside and Lawler quickly sprawled out. Kennedy tried again and Lawler unloaded with a combination. Kennedy ended up on Lawler's back after a wild scramble with the fighters never quite set into a fixed position. Lawler made his way up and out of danger. A double leg takedown from Kennedy put Lawler down and Kennedy quickly moved from side control to full mount. Lawler scrambled out with seconds remaining in the round.


The second round started with a push kick to the leg from Kennedy. Lawler landed a nice uppercut as Kennedy shot in, opening up a cut that began spraying blood on the canvas. Kennedy tenaciously completed the takedown nonetheless, ending up in half-guard. Lawler regained full guard and landed a nice punch off of his back while Kennedy did his best to throw punches from top position. The round ended with some surprisingly back-and-forth striking exchanges in the guard.


Lawler landed a good right hand in the third as Kennedy appeared to have lost a step, looking tired as Lawler stalked him around the cage. The next two minutes saw little action. Lawler landed a nice uppercut as Kennedy attempted to move in and clinch up, yet overall it was a slower round than the first two. Kennedy landed a takedown late in the round and unloaded with a barrage of punches and elbows to close out the competitive and grueling fight.


The judges scored the bout 30-27 unanimously in favor of the winner, Tim Kennedy. Speaking to Gus Johnson in the post-fight interview, Kennedy commented, "I'm glad that the judges see this is just blood, I get cut and it happens... Robbie Lawler is amazing and a good athlete and he hits pretty hard."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:38 PM ET
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Kennedy vs. Lawler Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 691  
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Kennedy vs. Lawler Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

@jaredhammanMMA @deadliestwarrior I couldn't agree more. Total toilet!
4 days
after
@jaredhammanMMA there is no place like home. Especially when home has lots of guns and claymores.
4 days
after
Check out: Why Tim Kennedy Won\'t Stop Talking About the Military, Even if You Want Him To http://t.co/fX76vLm via @AOL
4 days
after
I know I'm going to have to be at my best for this next fight. So it's back to the gym this morning. Pick up where I left off.
1 day
after
I'm 100% fine. I have a couple cuts. Nothings broken, and I'll be back in the gym on Monday. Thanks @NationalGuard @Ranger_Up @Strikeforce
9 hours
after
We are pulling up to the SEARS center. 2 hours till fight time. Talk to you guys after. @Strikeforce @Ranger_Up @NationalGuard
3 hours
after
@ryanbader your tatt looks bad ass!!
19 hours
before
@mmasarah @ranger_up I don't drink either. So you can hang with me.
2 days
before
I'm off to go workout again. Get some rounds in with some local guys. I love fight week.
3 days
before
I'm super excited @Strikeforce @Ufc just donated great tickets for some wounded soldiers that are coming to my fight.
3 days
before
I'm doing my open media workout in 1 hour @strikeforce @ufc
3 days
before
#imisswhen I could eat anything I wanted, and lift like a muscle head. This fighter thing can only last so long.
4 days
before
I could have never made it through this fight camp without the help from @Fahrenheitnutri and @Ranger_Up thanks guys!
4 days
before
195 after morning workout. 10 more lbs to go. http://t.co/e6WCocO
4 days
before
R u ready for some football? I am!!
5 days
before
Why does every weight cut feel like the worse one EVER? I could take a bath in BBQ right now.
5 days
before
I have just begun planning my meal calendar for the 4 weeks after my fight. I'm going to be pushing 10000 calories a day.
6 days
before
I finished my 2nd workout. Now I'm watching the All Army Combatives Tournament. It is astonishing how good these soldiers are.
7 days
before
Tasteless gay bird food for breakfast, ran, then 6 rounds of pad work. One week till fight time.
7 days
before
I am so glad that @003_osp is a weight class above me. That guy is a wrecking ball. @AlchemistMMA @strikeforce
7 days
before
The free things you get when you send me the new Muscle and Fitness Magazine. $10off @Ranger_Up 15%off @Fahrenheitnutri
8 days
before
7 days till weigh-ins. Goodbye sodium.
8 days
before
@NathanMarquardt @espn can't wait! You are a champ!
9 days
before
@aaronrileymma How do you know Andrew. I LOVE that guy. You and him feel the same in the cage.
9 days
before
I'll be getting a Black Belt this weekend at the All Army Modern Army Combatives Tournament at Fort Hood. Super excited to see the fights.
9 days
before
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