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Robbie Lawler

Welterweight Division

29-16-0 (W-L-D)

21

Wins by Knockout

12

First Round Finishes

Robbie Lawler

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Robbie Lawler's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
San Diego, United States
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Fighting style
MMA
Age
40
Height
71.00
Weight
171.00
Octagon Debut
May. 10, 2002
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
39.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2001
     
  • 21 wins by knockout, one by submission (armbar)
     
  • Had 11-6, 1 NC record between UFC stints
     
  • Owns non-UFC wins over Falaniko Vitale (twice), Joey Villasenor, Frank Trigg, Murilo Rua, Scott Smith, Melvin Manhoef, and Matt Lindland
     
  • 12 first round finishes
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 16

UFC History
UFC 276
(7/2/22) Lawler was stopped by Bryan Barberena via strikes at 4:47 of the second round 
UFC 266 (9/25/21) Lawler stopped Nick Diaz via strikes at :44 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (8/29/20) Lawler lost a three round unanimous decision to Neil Magny
UFC on ESPN (8/3/19) Lawler lost a five round unanimous decision to Colby Covington
UFC 235 (3/2/19) Lawler was submitted by Ben Askren via bulldog choke at 3:20 of the first round
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Lawler lost a five round unanimous decision to Rafael Dos Anjos
UFC 214 (7/29/17) Lawler won a three round unanimous decision over Donald Cerrone
UFC 201 (7/30/16) Lawler was knocked out by Tyron Woodley at 2:12 of the first round, losing his UFC welterweight title in the process
UFC 195 (1/2/16) Lawler won a five round split decision over Carlos Condit to retain his UFC welterweight title
UFC 189 (7/11/15) Lawler stopped Rory MacDonald via strikes at 1:00 of the fifth round to retain his UFC welterweight title
UFC 181 (12/6/14) Lawler won a five round split decision over Johny Hendricks to win the UFC welterweight title
UFC on FOX (7/26/14) Lawler won a five round unanimous decision over Matt Brown
UFC 173 (5/24/14) Lawler stopped Jake Ellenberger via strikes at 3:06 of the third round
UFC 171 (3/15/14) Lawler lost a five round unanimous decision to Johny Hendricks in a bout for the vacant UFC welterweight title
UFC 167 (11/16/13) Lawler won a three round split decision over Rory MacDonald
UFC on FOX (7/27/13) Lawler knocked out Bobby Voelker at :24 of the second round
UFC 157 (2/23/13) Lawler stopped Josh Koscheck via strikes at 3:57 of the first round
UFC 50 (10/22/04) Lawler was submitted by Evan Tanner via triangle choke at 2:22 of the first round.
UFC 47 (4/2/04) Lawler was knocked out by Nick Diaz at 1:31 of the second round
UFC 45 (11/21/03) Lawler won a three round unanimous decision over Chris Lytle
UFC 42 (4/25/03) Lawler lost to Pete Spratt via submission due to injury at 2:28 of the second round
UFC 40 (11/22/02) Lawler knocked out Tiki Ghosn at 1:29 of the first round
UFC 37.5 (6/22/02) Lawler stopped Steve Berger via strikes at :27 of the second round
UFC 37 (5/10/02) Lawler won a three round unanimous decision over Aaron Riley

STRIKEFORCE HISTORY

Rockhold vs. Kennedy (7/14/12) Lawler lost a three round unanimous decision to Lorenz Larkin
Rockhold vs. Jardine (1/7/12) Lawler stopped Adlan Amagov via strikes at 1:48 of the first round
Fedor vs. Henderson (7/30/11) Lawler lost a three round unanimous decision to Tim Kennedy
Diaz vs. Cyborg (1/29/11) Lawler was submitted by Ronaldo Souza via rear naked choke at 2:00 of the third round in a bout for the Strikeforce middleweight title.
Henderson vs. Babalu 2 (12/4/10) Lawler knocked out Matt Lindland at :50 of the first round
Los Angeles (6/16/10) Lawler lost a three round unanimous decision to Renato Sobral
Miami (1/30/10) Lawler knocked out Melvin Manhoef at 3:33 of the first round
Lawler vs. Shields (6/6/09) Lawler was submitted by Jake Shields via guillotine choke at 2:02 of the first round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I did martial arts growing up and moved on to fighting. I like competing.
What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC welterweight champion, Icon sport middleweight champ / Elite XC middleweight champ
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A great opportunity