Robbie Lawler’s nickname is “Ruthless,” and he proved that Saturday night at UFC 157.
Lawler, making his return to the UFC after a seven-year absence, finished Josh Koscheck to kick-start the pay-per-view main card from Anaheim.
The former EliteXC champion decided to drop down to welterweight from middleweight prior to returning to the UFC, and the decision paid off, as he defeated the former No. 1 contender in Koscheck.
Referee Herb Dean surprised Koscheck when he stopped the fight soon after Lawler (20-9) slipped out and unloaded with several uncontested shots. The decision was a good one in the mind of the winner.
“I was reigning down hard shots,” Lawler stated. “He wasn’t coming back.”
Lawler has now won 17 fights via either TKO or knockout. He added that the weight cut “wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t difficult. It felt good.”
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