Watch the best battle of perpetuity when UFC champ, Robbie Lawler, handles Rory MacDonald at UFC 189.
Former UFC welterweight champ, Robbie Lawler, has actually been contending in Mixed Martial Arts given that2000 In his second stint with the UFC, he has actually been apart of a few of the sports most unforgettable bouts, consisting of an exhilarating encounter with Rory MacDonald in their 2015 rematch.
For a restricted time, Lawler’s TKO win is readily available on the UFC’s YouTube channel as part of its Free Battle series.
Lawler would re-sign with the UFC after Zuffa bought Strikeforce in2011 His first look given that his 2004 release would see him upset Josh Koscheck by means of TKO at UFC157 Lawler’s return started a two-fight win streak, consisting of a win versus MacDonald, prior to making a title chance at UFC 171 versus then-champion, Johny Hendricks. Lawler went on to lose the battle by consentaneous decision.
After the loss to Hendricks, Lawler recovered with 2 more wins, versus Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown respectively, prior to making his rematch with Hendricks at UFC181 Lawler would record the title by means of split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46).
From there, Lawler rematched MacDonald in a back-and-forth affair at UFC 189, completing the Canadian late in the 5thround Lawler protected his title at UFC 195, edging Carlos Condit by means of splitdecision 7 months later on, Lawler would lose his belt to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 by means of a first-round KO.
Given That August 2016, Lawler has actually gone 1-3, consisting of losses to Mixed Martial Arts veteran Ben Askren, and present UFC welterweight’s Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington. His only win, nevertheless, came versus Donald Cerrone in July 2017 at UFC 214.
Considering that the Lawler defeat, MacDonald has actually gone 3-3-1. MacDonald would ultimately sign with Bellator Mixed Martial Arts and have his first battle in2017 Success consisted of UFC veteran Paul Daley and Bellator veteran Douglas Lima, among others. His newest getaway was a rematch versus Lima, losing by decision.
Despite their after-effects, fans will keep in mind the rematch as one of the very best in UFC history.
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