UFC 290: Robbie Lawler gets 38-second KO in last ever fight

UFC 290 has been a night of finishes and Robbie Lawler has added to that tally with a sensational KO of Nico Price.

By: Stephie Haynes | 3 months ago
UFC 290: Robbie Lawler gets 38-second KO in last ever fight

UFC 290

The UFC 290 card is live right now from the T-Mobile Arena in Las, Vegas, NV and Robbie Lawler just put Nico Price away in 38 seconds. The 41-year-old wasted no time getting to work, immediately clinching with Price as he nailed him with all manner of uppercuts and hooks. Price had nowhere to go but down and Marc Goddard jumped in before “Ruthless” could get any more hammers in.

When it came time for Joe Rogan to get the post-fight interview, Lawler was overcome with emotion, kneeling in the corner for a few moments, openly weeping. He thanked everyone from his team to the fans, and also noted how tough his training camp was.

“It was a really hard camp, nothing was going right. Today was the first day I felt good. My feet were moving really good, so I was like, ‘Okay, I’m gonna do something pretty good today,’ and just happened to land some big bombs.’

It was a beautiful end to an incredible, 22-year career. Robbie’s Cinderella run may have ended some years back, but he certainly got the Cinderella ending. Here’s hoping he bucks the trend that 99% of fighters seem to fall prey to: Un-retiring. Salute, Mr. Lawler. It’s been my pleasure watching your career.

UFC 290 quick results

Main card

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez: Featherweight Title Unification
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja: Flyweight Title
  • Dricus Du Plessis def. Robert Whittaker by TKO at 2:23 of round 2: Middleweight
  • Dan Hooker def. Jalin Turner by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29): Lightweight
  • Bo Nickal def. Val Woodburn by TKO at :38 of round 1: Middleweight


  • Robbie Lawler def. Niko Price by KO at :38 of round 1: Welterweight
  • Tatsuro Taira def. Edgar ChĂĄirez by unanimous decision (29-27 x3): 130-pounds
  • Denise Gomes def. Yazmin Jauregui by KO at :20 of round 1: Strawweight
  • Alonzo Menifield def. Jimmy Crute by submission (guillotine) at 1:55 of round 2: Light Heavyweight

Early prelims

  • Vitor Petrino def. Marcin Prachnio by submission (arm triangle) at 3:42 of round 3: Lightweight
  • Cameron Saaiman def. Terrence Mitchell by TKO at 3:10 of round 1: Bantamweight
  • Jesus Aguilar def. Shannon Ross by KO at :17 of round 1: Flyweight
  • Esteban Ribovics def. Kamuela Kirk by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): Lightweight

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Stephie Haynes
Stephie Haynes

Stephie Haynes has been covering MMA since 2005. She has also worked for MMA promotion Proelite and apparel brand TapouT. She hosted TapouT’s official radio show for four years before joining Bloody Elbow in 2012. She has interviewed everyone there is to interview in the fight game from from Dana White to Conor McGregor to Kimbo Slice, as well as mainstream TV, film and music stars including Norman Reedus, RZA and Anthony Bourdain. She has been producing the BE podcast network since 2017 and hosts four of its current shows.

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