Robbie Lawler TKOs Bobby Voelker, Coming Into His Own At Welterweight

By Jeremy Green
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UFC on Fox 8 featured an exciting welterweight bout between heavy-hitters Robbie Lawler and Bobby Voelker. Both were intent to put on a show for the Seattle fans, which is exactly what they did. In the first round, Lawler looked sensational, as his head movement and footwork were on point from the opening bell.

His combinations were crisp, and he ever threw in some exciting flying knees at Voelker. Lawler was able to clip Voelker with a head kick, finishing it up with some coffin-nail strikes, forcing the ref to stop the bout in the second round. This was a sterling performance from Lawler, and one that will make waves in the welterweight division. Lawler is now on a two-fight winning streak inside the UFC, beating the likes of Josh Koscheck and now Voelker.

If Lawler can keep up his winning ways and keep improving in terms of his grappling game, he is destined to fight for a title. Lawler is one of the hardest punchers in all of MMA, and his fight with Voelker was a testament to this. Over the past couple of years, he has extensively worked on his takedown defense at one of the best grappling gyms in all of the world, American Top Team.

This extensive grappling work has paid dividends, which was on full display in his Koscheck bout. Koscheck is considered to be one of the best wrestlers in the welterweight division, and he wasn’t even able to take down Lawler. Big things are in Lawler’s future, and he seems to be fully dedicated to his fighting craft. Congrats to Lawler on an impressive knockout victory.

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