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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


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, 4 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   29 years, 4 months, 1 week, 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   Sanford MMA
  • 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
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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 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, 9 hours, and 23 minutes
@jaredhammanMMA there is no place like home. Especially when home has lots of guns and claymores.
4 days, 9 hours, and 18 minutes
Check out: Why Tim Kennedy Won\'t Stop Talking About the Military, Even if You Want Him To http://t.co/fX76vLm via @AOL
3 days, 21 hours, and 36 minutes
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, 17 hours, and 30 minutes
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 and 5 minutes
We are pulling up to the SEARS center. 2 hours till fight time. Talk to you guys after. @Strikeforce @Ranger_Up @NationalGuard
2 hours and 45 minutes
@ryanbader your tatt looks bad ass!!
18 hours and 42 minutes
@mmasarah @ranger_up I don't drink either. So you can hang with me.
2 days, 6 hours, and 4 minutes
I'm off to go workout again. Get some rounds in with some local guys. I love fight week.
2 days, 21 hours, and 2 minutes
I'm super excited @Strikeforce @Ufc just donated great tickets for some wounded soldiers that are coming to my fight.
2 days, 22 hours, and 36 minutes
I'm doing my open media workout in 1 hour @strikeforce @ufc
3 days, 3 hours, and 56 minutes
#imisswhen I could eat anything I wanted, and lift like a muscle head. This fighter thing can only last so long.
3 days, 18 hours, and 55 minutes
I could have never made it through this fight camp without the help from @Fahrenheitnutri and @Ranger_Up thanks guys!
4 days, 5 hours, and 1 minute
195 after morning workout. 10 more lbs to go. http://t.co/e6WCocO
4 days, 5 hours, and 6 minutes
R u ready for some football? I am!!
4 days, 16 hours, and 49 minutes
Why does every weight cut feel like the worse one EVER? I could take a bath in BBQ right now.
5 days, 6 hours, and 1 minute
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.
5 days, 15 hours, and 57 minutes
I finished my 2nd workout. Now I'm watching the All Army Combatives Tournament. It is astonishing how good these soldiers are.
6 days, 22 hours, and 48 minutes
Tasteless gay bird food for breakfast, ran, then 6 rounds of pad work. One week till fight time.
1 week, 3 hours, and 32 minutes
I am so glad that @003_osp is a weight class above me. That guy is a wrecking ball. @AlchemistMMA @strikeforce
1 week, 5 hours, and 31 minutes
The free things you get when you send me the new Muscle and Fitness Magazine. $10off @Ranger_Up 15%off @Fahrenheitnutri
1 week, 23 hours, and 22 minutes
7 days till weigh-ins. Goodbye sodium.
1 week, 1 day, 4 hours, and 3 minutes
@NathanMarquardt @espn can't wait! You are a champ!
1 week, 1 day, 23 hours, and 14 minutes
@aaronrileymma How do you know Andrew. I LOVE that guy. You and him feel the same in the cage.
1 week, 2 days, 1 hour, and 16 minutes
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.
1 week, 2 days, 1 hour, and 41 minutes
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