Three of My Under the Radar Favorite Fights For UFC 189

While most of the MMA world has focused on the Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo main event for UFC 189 = there are other fights on the card. Some really good fights in fact including the co-main event between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler. I will be doing a complete breakdown of that fight next week but there are several other fights I am looking forward to on this card. The three...
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Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald have no problem being co-main event to Aldo vs. McGregor

Back in May, UFC president Dana White revealed that the organization spent more money putting together the commercial promoting Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 189 than any other in history. The commercial features Aldo and McGregor surrounded by hordes of fans as the two featherweights meet in the center of a Las Vegas street before facing off in the Octagon. Conspicuous by...
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Lorenz Larkin TKO's Santiago Ponzinibbio to go 2-0 at welterweight

Lorenz Larkin moved to 2-0 since dropping down to welterweight with another huge TKO victory, this time stopping Santiago Ponzinibbio by strikes in the second round. Larkin debuted in the division earlier this year with a similar victory and now with his latest win he proved the first was no fluke. Larkin used a tactical attack early with a stiff jab and a series of brutal leg kicks...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Robbie Lawler’s 1-On-1 Interview With Jon Anik

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler sat down for a 1-on-1 interview with Jon Anik ahead of his forthcoming title defense against Rory MacDonald in the co-main event of UFC 189 on July 11th and you can watch it in full below. —
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Check Out Three New UFC 189 Promos

There’s three new UFC 189 promos for you to check out below, including a new trailer that does take a moment to remind us that it’s not all about the potential ‘Fight Of The Year’ clash between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, there’s also a welterweight title bout between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald to look forward to as well on July 11th. —
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UFC 189 In-Depth Preview Video

Check out The in-depth preview video for UFC 189 below, taking a closer look at the featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor plus in the co-main event welterweight champion Robbie Lawler up against Rory MacDonald. —
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks isn't interested in anything but a title shot next

Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is headed to UFC 189 to watch the co-main event between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald with plans to challenge the winner for his next fight. According to Hendricks' manager Ted Erhardt via UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, Hendricks has been told by the UFC that he's next in line for a title shot, but they aren't banking on anything until...
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Carlos Condit wants the winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald

For over a year, Carlos Condit had to sit on the sideline and watch the welterweight division move on with out him while he was dealing with rehabilitation after blowing out his knee in March 2014. Condit admits that during his time away he still watched the sport, but only as an observer because obsessing about wins and losses and the fighters now ruling the roost while he was gone...
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Thiago Alves on facing Robbie Lawler: 'We'll cross that bridge but it's not time just yet'

There's a well known policy amongst the fighters who train at American Top Team in Florida that's called 'no strap, no scrap'. The meaning behind the phrase is that American Top Team fighters won't face each other without a title belt on the line, but that scenario might be creeping up on the veteran squad as another welterweight contender might emerge this weekend while champion...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald would love head butts and no time limits

On July 11, welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will have up to five rounds to beat champion Robbie Lawler in their title rematch co-main event at UFC 189. When MacDonald lost a decision to Lawler in 2013, it was after three rounds of action. Not only is "Ares" looking forward to five rounds, however, he'd be fine if there were no time limits in MMA at all. "I always enjoy longer...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185: Bigg Rigg and The Immortal Square off for Potential Title Shot

Robbie Lawler punches Johny Hendricks in their welterweight title fight during the UFC 181 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) Saturday’s UFC 185 features what is sure to be a barn-burner matchup between former Welterweight Champ Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks (16-3) and the violent and...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler Vs Rory MacDonald Set For UFC 189

A welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald will go down at UFC 189 during the promotion’s ‘International Fight Week’ festivities on July 11th in Las Vegas. It’s a big fight, but it’ll have to make do with serving as the co-main event on the night as featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s eagerly anticipated fight with Conor McGregor will be taking...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler on Rory MacDonald rematch: "I want a finish"

When UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was first starting out in the sport, fighting on network TV and landing huge apparel endorsement deals seemed like a pipe dream hardly worth chasing. Now within the span of the last 12 months, Lawler has fought on FOX in a main event and recently signed a multi-year extension to become one of the faces of Adidas, as the popular shoe and...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald gets his title shot, fights Robbie Lawler in a rematch at UFC 189 ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’

It’s been a long time coming. 25-year-old Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald will finally get his crack at the belt his good friend and training partner Georges St. Pierre, arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time, defended a record 9 times. UFC President Dana White announced the match up earlier today in the middle of a press conference that addressed the state...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald set as co-main event for UFC 189

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will make the first defense of his title against Rory MacDonald in the new co-main event announced for UFC 189 on July 11 in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White made the announcement about the fight during a press conference on Wednesday. MacDonald was originally slated to face Hector Lombard in the co-main event of UFC 186 in Montreal, but...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler Defends Title Against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189

Rory MacDonald (pictured) FINALLY gets his crack at the UFC welterweight crown, and he can thank Hector Lombar’s steroid use for it. During Tuesday’s monumental press conference where the UFC announced a strategic plan to enhance drug testing for their fighters, they announced MacDonald will challenge champ Robbie Lawler for his strap at UFC 189. The July 11 event takes place...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Miletich: Lawler would absolutely wreck St. Pierre

Former 170 pound world champion Pat Miletich is the father of the greatest UFC welterweight lineage of all time. The Iowan first captured UFC gold, and was then followed by his student Matt Hughes. Now, long-time Miletich protege Robbie Lawler is the UFC welterweight champion. "Ruthless" won the title by beating Johny Hendricks in a rematch, last December, but Miletich recently told...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 and UFC 186 will determine next welterweight title fight

The welterweight title picture isn't clear right now, but the next contender at 170-pounds will likely emerge after two pivotal fights take place in March and April. The original plan was putting current champion Robbie Lawler in a third fight with former title holder Johny Hendricks later this year.  As it turns out, Lawler was hoping for some time off after an extremely busy 13...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks Now Fighting Matt Brown Instead Of Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks won’t be completing his trilogy of title fights with Robbie Lawler after all – or at least not right away, despite the rematch being confirmed just a couple of weeks ago. Instead the UFC has made an unexpected announcement that Hendricks will now fight Matt Brown in the co-main event of UFC 185 on March 14th instead. Brown had also been previously attached to...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks Won’t Get Immediate Trilogy, Fights Matt Brown at UFC 185

In a surprising twist, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (pictured) won’t get an immediate trilogy against current champ Robbie Lawler. It was announced Tuesday Hendricks will battle Matt Brown at UFC 185. The March 14 event goes down inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Both 170-pounders will be looking to get back on the winning track. Brown was...
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks Trilogy on Deck

When UFC president Dana White reneged on his promise to grant Rory MacDonald next dibs at the welterweight crown, the writing was plastered all over the cage wall that it was so White could arrange a trilogy between champion Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Johny Hendricks. White made the assumption a reality during Thursday’s UFC 182 Media Day. “Robbie and Rory just fought,”...
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters Already Clamoring To Take On CM Punk In His UFC Debut

When Phil “CM Punk” Brooks made his earth-shattering announcement at UFC 181 that he was leaving behind the professional wrestling ring for a new career path inside the Octagon, there was a mixed reaction. Fighters took to social media to give their thoughts on Brooks’ announcement, some positive and some negative. In the days that followed, another host of fighters decided...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Newly minted UFC champion Robbie Lawler offers to help CM Punk train at ATT

No matter your stance on UFC signing former WWE pro-wrestler CM Punk, it appears that high-profile MMA fighters in the organization are keen on helping Punk make the transition into MMA. Even without any notable fighting background whatsoever, CM Punk will make his Octagon debut in 2015, likely against an opponent with very little experience as well. In order to hone his skills...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 181 salaries: Robbie Lawler takes title and $220k

“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler won the UFC Welterweight title this past Saturday evening in the main event of UFC 181, as he defeated former champion Johny Hendricks via split decision in another enthralling scrap between the two men. Not only did Lawler become the champ 31 fights after his UFC debut twelve years ago, but he also left Vegas with a hefty paycheck. Check out the full...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Salaries Released

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II” event. Freshly-minted UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (pictured) was the night’s biggest winner. Not only because he left Las Vegas with the hardware, but he was also was the card’s highest paid fighter with a ...
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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