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TheConcretekid
03-12-2009, 10:02 PM
A welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Joe Riggs that had been planned for Strikeforce’s April 11 debut on Showtime is off.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com (http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/03/12/shields-vs-riggs-scratched-from-strikeforces-april-11-event/) learned of the news from multiple sources close to the fight on Thursday.

Neither Riggs or Shields is injured and one source indicated that Shields is being saved for a possible headlining slot against Robbie Lawler during a tentative Strikeforce event scheduled for May in Seattle.

Sources have confirmed that the Lawler vs. Shields matchup will be officially announced by Strikeforce officials during a Thursday press conference in Los Angeles.

Strikeforce’s April 11 event will take place in San Jose, Calif. and will emanate from the HP Pavilion. Scheduled to headline the show is a 179 pound catchweight bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Frank Shamrock and Nick Diaz.

In addition to Shamrock vs. Diaz, the televised portion of the card will include Josh Thomson defending the Strikeforce lightweight title vs. Gilbert Melendez as well as matchups between Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Hitomi Akano.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 4:27 p.m. ET to definitely reflect that the Lawler vs. Shields matchup will be officially announced today.


How awesome is this fight going to be?

And a follow up question:
As they are the highest ranking WWs (well, Robbie is ranked as a MW) outside of the UFC, is WAMMA going to pull an Aoki/Alvarez and crown the winner to be the WAMMA WW champ?

Crisco
03-12-2009, 10:08 PM
Shield = The Dead?

matthughesfan21
03-12-2009, 10:10 PM
are they gonna fight at catchweight or is one going to move a weight class

TheConcretekid
03-12-2009, 10:17 PM
are they gonna fight at catchweight or is one going to move a weight class

No idea, the Strikeforce website still has Shields fighting Riggs at WW

Llamafighter
03-12-2009, 10:17 PM
I hope this is real! Robbie will eff up Shields!

lc87
03-12-2009, 10:31 PM
Jake is gonna die then fall off the rankings forever.

MattHughesRocks
03-12-2009, 11:28 PM
It's going to be a bang up time at Hitsquad with both Matt & Robbie fighting in May:w00t:

Here's another article on it

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=8374&zoneid=2

Hughes_GOAT
03-12-2009, 11:51 PM
i wouldn't be surprised if Shields just fought at 185. usually 170 guys have to cut weight, so he could just make 185 walking around.

rearnakedchoke
03-13-2009, 12:28 AM
shields is gonna get whooped ...

lc87
03-13-2009, 03:27 AM
It's going to be a bang up time at Hitsquad with both Matt & Robbie fighting in May:w00t:


That has to benefit both of them. And they are both gonna dominate in their fights.

que
03-13-2009, 03:59 AM
lawler is going to beat him up