Former interim champion Colby Covington defeated Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) at the Prudential Center in a dominating fashion at UFC on ESPN 5 event which took place in Newark, NJ.
Covington dominated Lawler for the full five rounds. He managed to take Lawler down several times throughout the fight and by the latter half of the fight, he even dominated Lawler with his striking. He managed to land over 600 strikes on the 37-year old Lawler.
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“I mean he did a really good job. I just need to get back to the drawing board and get back to work. Get in a little bit of better shape.” Lawler said in his post-fight interview. “I felt the best I’ve felt in a few years. But yea, I’m going to go back on Monday and get back to work and just get better.”
Robbie Lawler later also appeared backstage to talk to the media about his loss to Colby Covington.
“Colby did a really good job. I just wasn’t able to do enough. My body felt good, I just need to go back to the drawing board and get back to work. There is a few things I can strengthen up and get better at. It’s a learning experience, I actually felt pretty good going out into the cage. I felt pretty good in there, I just need to get back to work.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)