In July of 2015 at UFC 189 Robbie Lawler looked to make his first title defense since winning the UFC welterweight championship from Johny Hendricks. In his way however was Rory MacDonald, who had waited quite a long time to get his crack at the welterweight championship.
Right from the opening bell, Lawler vs. MacDonald delivered. The pair both were bloodied early on in the fight as MacDonald’s nose began to bleed and Lawler’s lip horrifically split.
At the end of the 4th round both men stood in the center of the Octagon eyeing one another down despite the round being over. When the 5th round started they came out swinging until ultimately Lawler put MacDonald away with a cross.
Now, you can see the 2015 Fight of the Year in EA Sports UFC 2 ahead of the March release date. While the finish isn’t identical to the real one, this footage is still pretty awesome!