- Saturday 06.06.2009
- U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
- Promotion: Strikeforce
- Ownership: Explosion Entertainment, LLC
- Venue: Scottrade Center
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Enclosure: Cage
- TV Announcers: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
- Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
- Post-Fight Interviews: Gus Johnson
- Attendance: 8,867
- TV Ratings: 275,000 viewers
- Number of MMA Bouts: 11
Shields vs. Lawler (11), Rogers vs. Arlovski (10), Diaz vs. Smith (9), Riggs vs. Baroni (8), Randleman vs. Whitehead (7)
Bumgarner vs. Finney (6), Cavalcante vs. Kyle I (5), DeRousse vs. Wade (4), Woodley vs. Woods (3), Lopes vs. Ventimiglia (2), Benson vs. Cochran (1)
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After winning and defending the EliteXC Welterweight Championship, Jake Shields had established himself as one of the top ten welterweights in the world. When he came over to Strikeforce in 2009, however, he had his sights set on the middleweight division, and in June of 2009, he defeated top middleweight Robbie Lawler with a first-round Guillotine Choke. In other action, Brett Rogers upset Andrei Arlovski with a first-round knockout, while Nick Diaz defeated Scott Smith.
Videos & Highlights
Highlight | Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields Weigh-ins report dead link
Watch this weigh-in HL video for Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields.