Souza retains belt, submits Lawler in 3rd
Souza was aggressive early in the third with knee strikes from the clinch as Lawler countered to the body. The Strikeforce champion took Lawler down and took his back, securing a rear naked choke that forced his opponent to tap.
“I prepared for everything. I had a great coach and training partners. I feel great now,” Souza said after the fight. “I can’t wait to fight again.”
With the victory, Ronaldo Souza retained his middleweight title and remains undefeated in Strikeforce.
|Height||5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)|
|Weight||184 (83.46 kg)|
|Team||Miletich Martial Arts|
|Height||6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)|
|Weight||186 (84.37 kg)|