Robbie
Lawler
26-10-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Welterweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 3 Fight of the Night / 1 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 27 fights.
Record: 26-10-0, 1NC
Summary: Powerful, explosive, good striking ability and takedown defense

Fighter Info

Nickname: Ruthless
From: San Diego, California USA
Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, Florida USA
Age: 33
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1596
45% Successful
726
Types of Successful Strikes
0
726
69% Standing
18%
13%
503
128
95
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
20
80% Successful
16
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
11
3
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Robbie Lawler
Jul 11, 2015
70
86
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Johny Hendricks
Robbie Lawler
Dec 6, 2014
111
116
5
0
1
0
1
0
R5 Decision - Split
Win
Robbie Lawler
Jul 26, 2014
80
82
2
2
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Robbie Lawler
May 24, 2014
68
29
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Johny Hendricks
Robbie Lawler
Mar 15, 2014
158
150
2
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Robbie Lawler
Nov 16, 2013
37
44
4
0
1
0
2
2
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Robbie Lawler
Jul 27, 2013
28
10
1
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Robbie Lawler
Feb 23, 2013
2
9
2
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Jul 14, 2012
24
50
0
1
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Robbie Lawler
Jan 7, 2012
6
1
0
2
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Henderson
Jul 30, 2011
32
11
5
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Cyborg
Jan 29, 2011
12
14
4
0
1
0
6
0
R3 Submission
Win
Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce - Henderson vs. Babalu
Dec 4, 2010
4
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce - Los Angeles
Jun 16, 2010
33
54
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Robbie Lawler
Melvin Manhoef
Strikeforce - Miami
Jan 30, 2010
3
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce - Lawler vs. Shields
Jun 6, 2009
17
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Robbie Lawler
EliteXC - Unfinished Business
Jul 26, 2008
43
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
NO CONTEST
Robbie Lawler
EliteXC - Primetime
May 31, 2008
34
69
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Could Not Continue
Win
Robbie Lawler
Murilo Rua
EliteXC - Uprising
Sep 15, 2007
53
51
1
0
0
0
2
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Robbie Lawler
Joey Villasenor
PRIDE 32: The Real Deal
Oct 21, 2006
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Oct 22, 2004
6
3
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Apr 2, 2004
22
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Robbie Lawler
Nov 21, 2003
30
37
3
1
0
1
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Robbie Lawler
Apr 25, 2003
19
15
1
2
0
0
1
3
R2 Submission
Win
Robbie Lawler
Nov 22, 2002
5
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Robbie Lawler
Jun 22, 2002
28
11
1
1
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Robbie Lawler
May 10, 2002
64
55
6
0
0
1
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

When and why did you start fighting? "When I was little, my dad got me into martial arts (Tae Kwon Do). Then, I moved to Iowa and started wrestling. Pat [Miletich] would come in to the wrestling room and work out with us before his fights. I wrestled around with him for a little bit and then he told me to come up."

What is your biggest weapon in a fight?  "My determination to win."

What are your goals as a fighter in the UFC?  “To keep winning. To move up in the ranks and wait for my turn."

What is your favorite technique?  "My stand up. Throwing power punches."

Who has been your biggest influence in fighting?  "Mike Tyson, because of his knockout power. The first boxing match I ever watched was Tyson vs. Spinks. After that, I was hooked. I just like his power and tenacity and how he fights everyone like they stole something from him."

Lawler’s career was momentarily derailed in 2004 when he was knocked out by Nick Diaz, the only KO loss of his career. After losing by submission to Evan Tanner in his next bout, Lawler subsequently fought for PRIDE, EliteXC and Strikeforce over a seven-year period and held the Elite XC middleweight title in 2007 and 2008.

He returned to the UFC in February 2013 and began his rise to a title run with wins over Josh Koscheck (TKO), Bobby Voelker (KO) and Rory MacDonald (split decision).

When St-Pierre announced his intention to step away from competition and vacate his welterweight title, UFC president Dana White announced that Lawler would face Hendricks for the championship at UFC 171. Hendricks won a gritty unanimous decision, but the defeat didn’t deter Lawler from a second run.

The native of San Diego returned to the Octagon two months later and scored a third-round knockout of Jake Ellenberger, then defeated Matt Brown by unanimous decision in a welterweight eliminator in July 2014.

It gave him another shot at Hendricks, and this time Lawler finally reached the top.

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