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Knee Injury Forces Trevor Prangley to Withdraw from “Strikeforce: Evolution”

robbie lawlerIt appears as though the UFC is not the only MMA promotion needing to find a last minute replacement for an upcoming event, as was able to confirm with Strikeforce representative Mike Afromowitz that Trevor Prangley has withdrawn from this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Evolution” show due to an undisclosed knee injury sustained in training.

The 22-5 South African is currently riding a five-fight winning streak with notable victories in his career over Falaniko Vitale, Travis Lutter, Matt Horwich, and Chael Sonnen. Prangley’s absence leaves hard-hitting fan favorite Robbie Lawler without an opponent for Saturday night, though Afromowitz assured fans Strikeforce is “currently searching for a replacement”.

While purely speculation at this point, another possibility could be pushing Lawler’s next appearance back to January 30th, 2010 when the company ventures to Miami with women’s champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos the recently signed Bobby Lashley rumored to be in action.