Lindland, Lawler Scheduled For December Bout

Strikeforce middleweight
Strikeforce middleweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Lindland will face off at December’s “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu” event.

Strikeforce confirmed the bout with on Tuesday morning.

The event takes place Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Lawler/Lindland bout will be included on the Showtime-televised main card.

Lawler (19-6) is 1-2 in his last three bouts. He suffered a submission loss to Jake Shields in his Strikeforce debut in June 2009. Lawler rebounded with a victory over Melvin Manhoef in January, but lost a unanimous decision to Renato Sobral this summer.

Lindland is also 1-2 in his last three bouts. After suffering losses to Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza, Lindland rebounded with a win over Kevin Casey at Strikeforce Challengers 8.

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