Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos News UFC on FOX 26 That December 16, 2017 in the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada.
One sentence summary David: Two fighters prepare for conflict rather than devoting Star Wars on social networking.
Phil: Robert Glenn Lawler takes on the guy of the angels.
Record: Robbie Lawler 28-11-1 NC | Rafael dos Anjos 27-9
Odds: Robbie Lawler +105 | Rafael dos Anjos -125
History / Introduction to both fighters
David: Lawler started his career as something of a proto-Mike Perry. He told Tiki Ghosn that once he»touched him with his hands», it could be lights out. Little did Lawler understand all he needed was a small cut to place Tiki into the bleached dirt. Lawler seemed like a fighter without much upside and a good deal of activity. Gradually, his expertise turned into actual utility. Before long, he still didn’t have to reevaluate his match because no matter how the game changed, the players were the same. Somewhere along the way everything clicked – his robust striking became a shield against the rest of the strikes, and he packaged his bombs for hands into a calmer, nearly Buddhist way to pugilism that differently seemed commanded by means of a mind preoccupied with football paths and cheerleaders.
Phil: Lawler went through several different incarnations since landing that fortunate cut stoppage from Mr Ghosn. The Miletich brawler, the Team Quest citrus nomad, and eventually the slimmed down brutalizer who stunned everyone on his way to the UFC welterweight belt. What incarnation are we looking at now? He did not sound terribly enthused by the idea of chasing the belt again, he’s left ATT, and he’s grown out the blossom. Perhaps Prizefighting Robbie is backagain. David: It seems like ages since RDA won the mild name in blistering, dominant style versus Anthony Pettis. Following a successful defense, he went on a two fight skid that started with an unexpected attack from who I thought had been an Eddie Alvarez on a little downward trend given the wars he’d been in. RDA got blitzed, and then blitzed again by Tony Ferguson. All of a sudden RDA is back. At welterweight. I’m not sure what his success in WW tells us about battling Lawler though, that is part of the pleasure.
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