UFC on FOX 26: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos Toe-To-Toe preview – A complete breakdown
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos News UFC on FOX 26 this December 16, 2017 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada.
One sentence summary David: 2 fighters prepare for battle instead of 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 began his career as something of a proto-Mike Perry. He famously told Tiki Ghosn that once he”touched him with his hands”, it could be lights out. Little did Lawler know all he needed was a small cut to put Tiki to the bleached dirt. Lawler looked like a fighter without much upside and a good deal of activity. Gradually, his expertise turned into real utility. Before long, he didn’t have to revolutionize his game because no matter how the game changed, the players had been the same. Somewhere along the way everything clicked – his strong striking became a shield against all other strikes, and he packed his bombs into a calmer, almost Buddhist way to pugilism that otherwise looked controlled by means of a mind preoccupied with soccer routes and cheerleaders.
Phil: Lawler went through a number different incarnations because landing that lucky cut stoppage against Mr Ghosn. The Miletich brawler, the Team Quest citrus nomad, and the slimmed down brutalizer who shocked everyone on his solution into the UFC welterweight belt. What incarnation are we looking at today? He did not sound horribly excited by the thought of pursuing the belt , he has left ATT, and he’s grown out the blossom. Perhaps Prizefighting Robbie is back. David: It seems like ages since RDA won the mild title in blistering, dominant style versus Anthony Pettis. After a successful defense, he proceeded on a two fight skid that began with an unexpected attack from who I believed was 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 rear. At welterweight. I am not sure what his success in WW informs us about battling Lawler however, which is part of the pleasure.
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