We have another new champion, ladies and gentlemen. For the 6th time this year alone, a new champion was crowed as Tyron Woodley quickly knocked out Robbie Lawler. Watch highlights from the UFC 202 title changing main event above, along with the play-by-play of the bout below.
R1: The first exchange comes nearly a minute deep as Woodley follows a right hand into the clinch. They’re separated unusually fast by ref Dan Miragliotta. After another uneventful spurt, Woodley lunges forward with a scorching right hook that lays Lawler down. Lawler starts to sit up but Woodley stiffens him up with two more jackhammer rights.
Tyron Woodley defeats Robbie Lawler by KO (punches) R1 2:12
With the impressive victory, Woodley takes the welterweight strap and improves his overall record to 15-3. Lawler on the other hand, ends his title reign after three straight all-time classics and fight of the year candidates. The 34-year-old drops to 27-11 (1 NC).
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