A Strikeforce rep said that a new opponent is being sought to face
Lawler, but has not been locked down yet.
Prangley suffered an undisclosed injury training for the bout with
his American Kickboxing Academy team in San Jose. The South African
Olympic wrestling alternate had replaced Lawler’s first tentatively
scheduled opponent, Benji
Radach, a few weeks ago when Radach couldn’t obtain medical
clearance to resume training for the bout after breaking his right
hand last April.
The heavy-handed Lawler has ploughed through five of his last seven
bouts. A former EliteXC middleweight champion and H.I.T. Squad
member alongside Matt Hughes,
the 27-year-old Iowan was submitted by Jake Shields
in the first round of their headlining bout at Strikeforce “Lawler
vs. Shields” on June 6 in St. Louis.
Dec. 19, 2009
HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.