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UFC On Fox 12 Main Event Breakdown: Robbie Lawler Vs. Matt Brown

Andrew Ravens

UFC on Fox 12

Robbie Lawler Vs. Matt Brown is one of the most hype and interesting match up of 2014. Both who have heavy hands and likes to bang on their feet. Lawler VS. Brown scheduled to headline UFC on Fox 12 this Saturday night.

Robbie Lawler (22-10) has 18 knockouts, 1 submission and 3 decision victories while he has been knocked out once, submitted five times and lost by decision four times. Prior to joining the UFC once again, he in his two fights prior while fighting in Strikeforce, he beat Adlan Amagov via TKO at Strikeforce – Rockhold vs. Jardine on Jan / 07 / 2012. He then beat Lorenz Larkin via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Rockhold vs. Kennedy on Jul / 14 / 2012. He made his UFC return against Josh Koscheck which he won via TKO at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013, then beat Bobby Voelker via KO at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013 and then Rory MacDonald via split decision at UFC 167 – St. Pierre vs. Hendricks on Nov / 16 / 2013. He lost against Johny Hendricks via unanimous decision at UFC 171 – Hendricks vs. Lawler on Mar / 15 / 2014 for the Welterweight title. He is coming off a win over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173.

Matt Brown has 19-11 MMA record. He has 12 by KO, 5 by Submission and 2 coming by decision. However, he has lost 9 fights by submission and has never been knocked out. He is currently on a seven fight winning streak with wins over Chris Cope via TKO back in February of 2012, a unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson at UFC 145 in April of 2012. In the summer of 2012 he beat Luis Ramos via TKO in the second round. He finished 2012 on a very positive note with a knockout win over Mike Swick in the second round. In April of 2013 he beat Jordan Mein in the 2nd round with a TKO victory and the finally when he fought last against Mike Pyle he made short work of him by knocking him out in 29 seconds in the first round. He then would go on to dominate his fight against Erick Silva in the main event of UFC Fight Night 40

Now let’s break down the stats between these two fighters.

Stand Up Game

Lawler has an 83% knockout rate while Brown only has 62%. Lawler lands 4.13 strikes per minute compared to Lawler, who has 3.41. Lawler also has a better striking accuracy with 59% compared to Lawler who has 43.25. Lawler takes more shots with 3.21 while Brown only takes 2.31. Lawler has a better striking defense with 63%, while Brown has 57%.

Ground Game

Brown has a 29% submission rate in his MMA wins while Lawler has 4%. Brown has 2.09 takedown average compared to Lawler, who has 1.05. When Lawler wants to take the fight to the ground, he has a 65% takedown accuracy compared to Brown who has 52%. Brown has a better takedown defense with 67% compared to Lawler, who has 63%. Finally, Brown has a 2.29 submission average compared to Lawler who has none.

By the stats, Brown can and should win this fight if the fight goes to the ground or standing up. What do you think? Let us know in the comment area below.

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