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Injury forces Trevor Prangley to withdraw from Strikeforce: 'Evolution'


I guess last-minute injuries aren't exclusive to the UFC.

Strikeforce acquisition and MMA veteran Trevor Prangley has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout against Robbie Lawler at "Evolution" on Dec. 19 in San Jose, California, after suffering an undisclosed injury during training, according to

The promotion is currently scrambling to find a short notice replacement.

After getting the boot from Canada's Maximum Fighting Championship for double-dipping in smaller promotions, Prangley ran roughshod over Dennis Reed at Arena Rumble and Marcus Sursa at Shark Fights 7 -- both within the span of the last three months.

In fact, Prangley has competed four times in 2009, winning each of his bouts convincingly. He was expected to use that momentum to give Lawler the fits, but it apparently was not to be.

Strikeforce "Evolution" will feature lightweight champion Josh Thomson (16-2, 1 NC) returning to action to battle the promotion's interim 155-pound kingpin, Gilbert Melendez (16-2). Former middleweight champion Cung Le is also coming back to trade fists with the always-entertaining Scott Smith.

To check out the complete fight card for "Evolution" click here.

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