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Robbie Lawler Off Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Evolution”; Targeted to Return in January

Robbie LawlerAfter a search for a replacement opponent turned up empty,  middleweight Robbie Lawler will not fight at Saturday’s Showtime-televised “Strikeforce: Evolution” event in San Jose, California, according to MMA Fanhouse.

Lawler (18-5), a former EliteXC middleweight champion who has won five of his last six bouts, had been set to fight Trevor Prangley on Saturday’s card, but Prangley withdrew from the fight on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.

Lawler is now expected to return to action on January 30 at “Strikeforce: Miami” in Sunrise, Florida against an opponent to-be-determined.

“Evolution” is headlined by Cung Le vs. Scott Smith and also features Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez, Muhammed Lawal vs. Mike Whitehead, and Matt Lindland vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

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