Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler

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birthdate=birth date and age|year=1982|month=3|day=20
fightingfrom=Bettendorf, Iowa
hometown=San Diego, California
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title=Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics

Robert Glen Lawler, known as "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler (born March 20, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. Lawler is the current EliteXC middleweight champion. He is a member of Team Hughes fighting out of H.I.T. Squad, a Granite City, Illinois gym, which he co-owns with teammate and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes.cite web|url=|title=Matt Hughes opens H.I.T. Squad, starts Team Hughes|accessdate=2007-09-15|]

On March 31, 2007, he fought Frank Trigg for the ICON Sport middleweight championship and won by KO in the fourth round. On September 15, 2007, he fought PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua for the EliteXC middleweight championship and won by TKO in the third round.

Robbie Lawler was scheduled to fight Hawaii's Kala Hose for the ICON Sport Middleweight Championship on December 15, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he however pulled out of the fight due to an injury. Icon Sport has stripped him of the middleweight title on February 9, 2008 for failing to defend the title. [ [ LAWLER STRIPPED OF ICON SPORT TITLE] ]

Lawler defended his EliteXC Middleweight Championship against Scott Smith at on May 31, 2008 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, which ended in a no contest after Smith caught an accidental finger in the eye from Lawler. [ [ EliteXC and CBS Present: Saturday Night Fights (SNF) ] ]

On July 26, 2008, Lawler and Scott Smith had their rematch at . Lawler defeated Smith by TKO in the 2nd round.

Lawler's next fight will be the main event at on November 8, 2008 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Lawler will be defending his EliteXC middleweight title in rematch aganist top contendor Joey Villasenor. The last time these two fought was on October 21, 2006 at in which Lawler won by KO. []

Sherdog ranks Lawler as the #4 middleweight in the world while MMAWeekly currently ranks Lawler as the #3. [ [ Divisional Rankings ] ] [ [ Middleweight Rankings - MMA WEEKLY - Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more ] ]



*Former ICON Sport Middleweight Championship
*EliteXC Middleweight Championship

Personal life

Lawler is married. [ [ Meanwhile, Lawler and his wife will be relocating.] ]

Mixed martial arts record



External links

* [ Robbie Lawler] 's Official Website
* [ Robbie Lawler's Profile]
* [ Robbie Lawler's EliteXC Profile]
*Sherdog|id=2245|name=Robbie Lawler
* [ Official Robbie Lawler Myspace Page]

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