This weekend Robbie Lawler faces Tyron Woodley for the UFC Welterweight Championship in a bout that has “Fight of the Year” potential.
Lawler is no stranger to being in “Fight of the Year” type contests either, as his bout against Johnny Hendricks at UFC 171 was given that moniker by UFC.com in 2014, and his gory bloodbath with Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 earned the same prestige in 2015. There is nothing stopping the main event of UFC 201 from receiving the same honors this year.
There are a few notable omissions to this list that could use some explaining. It should be noted that Robbie Lawler has been fighting professionally now for over 15 years, leading to a large selection of victories to choose from. In that time Lawler has a 27W-10L record, with 20 KOs and 1 submission victory. That is a large resume, and Lawler has eaten a lot of souls in that time.
Not listed here is when Lawler defeated Johny Hendricks for the Welterweight Championship at UFC 181. While Lawler really was ruthless in that fight, he only earned a decision victory. He took his title but he didn’t take Johny Hendricks’ soul, though USADA would do that shortly after. Also not listed here is Robbie Lawler’s knockout out of Josh Koscheck at UFC 157. While Lawler dominated him in the fight he didn’t take his soul, but only because Kos never had one to begin with.
Here are 5 times “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler ate his opponents soul…