Today’s UFC Newark event was headlined by a key welterweight bout featuring Colby Covington taking on former division champion Robbie Lawler.
The promotions former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington (14-1 MMA), was returning to action for the first time since defeating Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision at UFC 225 in June of 2018.
‘Chaos‘ entered tonight’s UFC Newark headliner on a six-fight win streak and was promised a title shot should he emerge victorious against Lawler.
Meanwhile, former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was most recently seen in action at March’s UFC 235 event, where he suffered a controversial first round submission loss to Ben Askren.
‘Ruthless’ entered tonight’s main event having gone just 1-3 over his past four Octagon appearances, with his lone victory in that time coming over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.
Tonight’s UFC Newark headliner proved to be a lopsided affair, as Covington was able to dominate Lawler by utilizing a ton of pressure and volume mixed in with some timely takedowns.
After twenty-five minutes of action, Colby Covington was awarded a unanimous decision victory from the judges in attendance.
Check out how the pros reacted to Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler below:
@Ruthless_RL KO first round over Qweef. Who wanna bet a bag?
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) August 3, 2019
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) August 3, 2019
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) August 3, 2019
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) August 3, 2019
Has no one ever taught Colby how to do a rear naked choke?
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) August 3, 2019
Robbie just let the whole world down 😩
— BONY (@JonnyBones) August 3, 2019
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com August 3, 2019