Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos News UFC on FOX 26 That December 16, 2017 in the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada.
One sentence outline David: Two fighters prepare for battle rather than devoting Star Wars on social media.
Phil: Robert Glenn Lawler takes on the man of those angels.
Record: Robbie Lawler 28-11-1 NC | Rafael dos Anjos 27-9
Truth: Robbie Lawler +105 | Rafael dos Anjos -125
History / Introduction to both fighters
David: Lawler started his career as something of a proto-Mike Perry. He famously told Tiki Ghosn that once he”touched him with his hands”, it could be lights out. Little did Lawler understand all he needed was a small cut to place Tiki to the bleached dirt. Lawler seemed like a fighter without much upside down and a good deal of activity. Gradually, his expertise turned into actual utility. Before long, he still didn’t need to reevaluate his match because regardless of how the game shifted, the players had been the same. Somewhere along the way everything clicked – his robust striking became a shield against all other attacks, and he packed his bombs for hands into a calmer, nearly Buddhist way to pugilism that otherwise seemed controlled by a mind preoccupied with football routes and cheerleaders.
Phil: Lawler went through several different incarnations because landing that lucky cut stoppage against Mr Ghosn. The Miletich brawler, the Team Quest bearded nomad, and the slimmed down brutalizer who stunned everyone on his way into the UFC welterweight belt. What incarnation are we looking at today? He didn’t sound terribly enthused by the thought of chasing the belt again, he’s left ATT, and he’s grown out the blossom. Maybe Prizefighting Robbie is backagain. David: It feels like ages since RDA won the mild title in blistering, dominant style versus Anthony Pettis. After a successful defense, he proceeded on a two struggle skid that began with an unexpected assault from who I believed had been an Eddie Alvarez on a minor downward trend given the wars he had been in. RDA got blitzed, then blitzed again by Tony Ferguson. All of a sudden RDA is back. At welterweight. I’m not certain what his achievement in WW tells us about battling Lawler however, that is part of the pleasure.
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