The anticipated Strikeforce welterweight bout between Robbie Lawler and Jake Shields will take place on June 6th in St. Louis, according to Matt Hughes, not May 16th in Tacoma, Washington as previously rumored.
“Just found out a few days ago that Robbie Lawler will fight Jake Shields on the Strikeforce card on June 6th, in St. Louis,” wrote Hughes. “It’s great to have Robbie fight that close to home. We were worried that he would fight in the month of May close to my fight, so it actually turns out to be a pretty good schedule. As always, Robbie’s a performer and puts on fights that people want to see.”