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Robbie Lawler stops losing skid with exciting Strikeforce TKO

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Robbie Lawler finishes Adlan Amagov (Tracy Lee/Yahoo! Sports)

Robbie Lawler's didn't win in 2011, but started 2012 with a thrilling victory over Adlan Amagov. At Strikeforce in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Lawler won with a quick TKO.

Amagov started well with a takedown, controlling Lawler from the start. Unfortunately, he threw a knee to Lawler's head when Lawler was on the ground, and Amagov lost a point for the first round. When the fight re-started, Lawler threw a nasty flying knee. He landed the knee but still flew over Amagov's head. Lawler spun around to follow up with more strikes until the bout was stopped at 1:48 in the first round.

While Lawler only threw eight punches in the fight, it was all he needed to stop his losing streak. In 2011, Lawler lost to Tim Kennedy and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. His record is now 19-8, while Amagov falls to 9-2-1.

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