Prangley Out of Strikeforce, Lawler Awaits New Opponent

By Loretta Hunt Dec 14, 2009
Trevor Prangley has withdrawn from a featured middleweight bout against Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce “Evolution” this Saturday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., has confirmed with the promotion.

A Strikeforce rep said that a new opponent is being sought to face Lawler, but has not been locked down yet.

Prangley suffered an undisclosed injury training for the bout with his American Kickboxing Academy team in San Jose. The South African Olympic wrestling alternate had replaced Lawler’s first tentatively scheduled opponent, Benji Radach, a few weeks ago when Radach couldn’t obtain medical clearance to resume training for the bout after breaking his right hand last April.

The heavy-handed Lawler has ploughed through five of his last seven bouts. A former EliteXC middleweight champion and H.I.T. Squad member alongside Matt Hughes, the 27-year-old Iowan was submitted by Jake Shields in the first round of their headlining bout at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6 in St. Louis.

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Dec. 19, 2009
HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.

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