Jake Sheids records a win over Robbie LawlerJune 7th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
At Strikeforce’s Saturday night bout that took place at St. Louis, the former EliteXC welterweight champion, Jake Shields knocked out Robbie Lawler with a guillotine choke. To meet Robbie Lawer at 180 pounds, Jake had to put on 12 pounds more and in the Saturday night bout, those extra pounds did not go in vain.
The fight being held at St.Louis, Jake did have the home court advantage, however, the spectators of more than 8 thousand weren’t cheering for the home town kid. Instead, the crowd cheered for the out-of-towner, Robbie Lawler. But this did not seem to have any effect on Jake, rather it seemed as if the crowd cheering for his opponent was motivating him. As in the end the Saturday Night at St. Louis belonged to Jake, he went on to win the fight through a submission move as he always does.
The fight got under-way with Jake throwing quick leg kicks and jabs in an attempt to set up the take down, following which he could use his much acclaimed ji-jutsu submission skills. At the beginning, Lawler was able to block these attempts coming from his opponent but as the match wore on, Lawler’s focus being only on not falling prey to Jake attempts, he couldn’t get into an offensive groove. Later, in the first round when both fighters were against the cage Jake jumped to guillotine position and pulled Lawler down, securing Lawler in a guillotine choke, which resulted in Lawer tapping out.
With this impressive win over Robbie Lawler, Jake becomes one of the strongest contender for the middleweight championship.
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