UFC 157 Results: Robbie Lawler Scores Huge Victory in Octagon Return

February 23, 2013
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14-Robbie-Lawler-7342-UFC-157-weighJosh Koscheck and Robbie Lawler squared off at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., both men looking to get back on the winning track.

It was Lawler – making his return to the Octagon after more than eight years away – that put his stamp on the fight, finishing Koscheck in the opening round.

Making his 22nd appearance in the Octagon, Koscheck took control of the fight early, taking Lawler to the mat and working his ground and pound. Lawler returned to his feet a couple of times, but each time, Koscheck put him back on the mat.

Lawler got out from under Koscheck for the final time just under four minutes into the round. Standing up while Koscheck was on all-fours, Lawler unloaded some heavy punches that forced Koscheck to his back. He didn’t relent until referee Herb Dean stepped in and called a halt to the fight.

Koscheck took some heavy blows, but had his hands up and was trying to defend, but his protest fell on deaf ears, Robbie Lawler walking out of the Octagon with a victory in his homecoming.

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  • Sam

    Good koshcheck’s a punk lay and pray got what he deserved to bad Schaub didn’t get the same

    • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

      I like Lavar Johnson but he had that coming. If he just kept his boxing tight instead of swinging wild he could have defended the take down better. Schaub was trying to show his improved grappling but he couldn’t even submit Lavar. He did win the fight though so congrats to him. I’d like to see Lavar fight Shane Carwin. What do you think of that fight?

      • Sam

        Yea but Shane Carwin is a way better wrestler then Schaub so it would probably be a replay don’t mind seeing ground fighting just not laying they put that fight together to see some stand up Brendan just felt that power

        • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

          Yea he did what he had to do to secure the win. I just wonder what’s next for him. OMG could you see him fighting Mir? lol.

  • George Sperry

    Early stoppage. I doubt Koscheck would have recovered but he had a right to try.