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Strikeforce Results: Muhammed Lawal Pounds Lorenz Larkin In Second Round Stoppage

The third main card bout of the night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine is Muhammed Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin. This is a light heavyweight bout, meaning 205 pounds. This bout is airing on Showtime. The referee in charge of the action is Kim Winslow.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox. Lawal shoots for a single, picks Larkin up and dumps him on his back. Right hands on top from Lawal plus short elbows. Larkin tries to stand, but Lawal traps the ankle and presses his hips back down. Larkin working from full guard. Lawal is going to work on Larkin, both body and head. From half guard, referee Winslow stands them up. Larkin is hugely hesitant and Lawal is all too happy to land a shot here or there.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Lawal.

ROUND 2 - Lawal eats a right and several more of them as he tries to tree top, but driving forward Lawal puts Larkin on his back again. From there Lawal starts hammering Larkin with unanswered right hands. Larkin has no answer and is getting abused. That's it, the referee stops the bout.

Official result: Muhammed Lawal defeats Lorenz Larkin by TKO (referee stoppage) at of 1:32 of round 2.

Strikeforce results:

Muhammed Lawal defeats Lorenz Larkin by TKO (referee stoppage) at of 1:32 of round 2
Tyron Woodley defeats Jordan Mein by split decision (29-28 Mein, 29-28 Woodley, 30-27 Woodley)
Tarec Saffiedine defeats Tyler Stinson by split decision (29-28 Stinson, 30-27 Saffiedine, 29-28 Saffiedine)