Strikeforce Results: Tim Kennedy Calls Out Robbie Lawler

Fresh off of his victory over Melvin Manhoef at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson, former U.S. Army special forces operator Tim Kennedy made his next move. Or requested it anyway. Kennedy, high off the win, called out Strikeforce middleweight Robbie Lawler. Interestingly, both Lawler and Kennedy have wins over Melvin Manhoef.

The bout would an interesting middleweight tilt, although one wonders if the wrestling of Kennedy would be sufficient enough to defeat Lawler. Tonight Kennedy shot in without setting up his strikes, but Lawler isn't a strong practitioner of the jab. Then again, Lawler has excellent uppercuts and greatly improved timing.

Here's where both fighters currently stand in the USA TODAY/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings:

Rank Fighter % Promotion Last Rank
1 Anderson Silva 100 UFC 1
2 Chael Sonnen 89 UFC 3
3 Yushin Okami 89 UFC 2
4 Nate Marquardt 82 UFC 4
5 Demian Maia 78 UFC 5
6 Vitor Belfort 73 UFC 6
7 Ronaldo Souza 69 Strikeforce 8
8 Jorge Santiago 57 UFC 7
9 Michael Bisping 51 UFC 9
10 Dan Henderson 46 Strikeforce 10
11 Wanderlei Silva 44 UFC 12
12 Jake Shields 42 UFC 15
13 Robbie Lawler 42 Strikeforce 11
14 Hector Lombard 39 Bellator 13
15 Alan Belcher 34 UFC 14
16 Brian Stann 31 UFC 17
17 Chris Leben 27 UFC 16
18 Mamed Khalidov 24 WVR 18
19 Yoshihiro Akiyama 22 UFC 19
20 Alessio Sakara 21 UFC 20
21 Thales Leites 17 Superior Challenge 21
22 Rousimar Palhares 17 UFC 22
23 Tim Kennedy 15 Strikeforce 23
24 Maiquel Falcao 13 UFC 24
25 Jorge Rivera 11 UFC 25

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