Robbie Lawler proved why he is the number one contender for that Welterweight title that Johnny Henderick holds. Could we be getting a rematch? Well, time will tell, check Lawler – Ellenberger from UFC
Check out MMA Renzy’s UFC 173 Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger play-by-play coverage:
Round 1: Lawler, Ellenberger, Herb Dean. Holy cow, let’s go! They feel each other out early, Lawler with a big head kick, he lands another one. Ellenberger might be hurt, Lawler with a body kick. He nails another body kick, he lands a left hook. Lawler misses a combo. Lawler with a left hook, he nails a head kick. Ellenberger with a few strikes, but eats a head kick by Lawler. Ellenberger with a short right hand, he misses an uppercut and Lawler land an overhand right. Ellenberger misses a right hook, he lands a right hand. Lawler with a head kick. Ellenberger needs to get something going. Lawler with a body kick. Lawler with a nice combo, Ellenberger with a left jab, they are mixing it up now. Ellenberger misses a big right over hand, Lawler with a body kick. Ellenberger with a good body strike, then left hook to end this round.
Round 2: Ellenberger with a left hook, Lawler with a head kick. Lawler with a nice combo, he nails a knee to the body, but so does Ellenberger. They clinch, Ellenberger with a nice short, left/ right combo. Lawler with a big left hook, Ellenberger can’t find the range in his strikes. Ellenberger clinches and gets his back, Lawler with back elbows. Ellenberger with a head kick, and they are standing once more. Lawler with a left hook, Lawler is staring him down. Lawler with more strikes and Lawler is mixing up his strikes as well. Lawler with a left jab, he continues to land at will. Ellenberger with a takedown, he gets his back. Lawler transitions and lands some shots. Back to their feet, Lawler continues to pick apart Ellenberger.
Round 3: Ellenberger needs to do something to win this fight, final round. Lawler has some swelling under his left eye. Ellenberger with a big right, they exchange. Ellenberger is catching Lawler, he was hurt at one point. Lawler with a knee to the face. Ellenberger misses an uppercut. Lawler with a good jab, something is wrong with Lawler’s right hand. A short exchange, they clinch, then back to their feet. Lawler misses with a straight left. Ellenberger with a good straight right while Lawler misses an uppercut. Lawler with a left hook, he nails a right jab. Lawler with a big knee and then ground and pounds him to finish this fight. Nice.
Result: Robbie Lawler def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (knee) at 3:06 of round three