Due to UFC copyright claims, I cannot show the actual videos of the fight.
Robbie Lawler became the seventh UFC champion to lose their title in 2016.
Tyron Woodley leveled Lawler with an overhand right and pounded him out. The referee had to call an end to the fight in the first round.
Woodley became the new UFC welterweight champion thanks to his speed and explosiveness.
— KO Boxing (@KoPractice) July 31, 2016
Lawler had never faced an athlete of Woodley’s caliber and it showed.
The champion was too slow to react to his opponent’s strike.
Woodley’s fantastic finish not only landed him the world title, it also received one of the performance of the Night Bonuses.
Here are the results from last night, the one’s with the asterisks means they received fight night bonuses. And I am truly sorry I butchered anybody’s names.
Jake Ellenberger defeated Matt Brown via first-round KO
Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Rose Namajunas via split decision
*yron Woodley def. Robbie Lawler via first-round TKO – (POTN)
Jake Ellenberger rescued his UFC career and got a bonus by pulling a huge victory over Matt Brown.
Ellenberger had lost his last two fights and five of his last six. But he knocked out brown in the first round with his right hand and a kick to the body. He might have been facing a release from the promotion if he lost. But he pulled an improbable win.
My favourite fight of the night were the ladies. Karolina won the strawweight title over Rose.
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