Ajax loader

Us

Pro MMA Record

"Ruthless"

28-14-0

Robbie Lawler

"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Robert Glenn Lawler
  • Pro MMA Record: 28-14-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Ruthless
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1982.03.20
  • Last Fight: August 03, 2019 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $3,709,940 USD
  • Born: San Diego, California, United States
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Wiki

Robbie Lawler Wiki Update Wiki

Iowa native Robbie Lawler is best known as an exciting fighter with one punch knockout power. Initially a welterweight, Lawler picked up wins over Aaron Riley, Steve Berger, and Tiki Ghosn, all in the UFC. It wasn't until his eighth fighter against Pete Spratt where he lost, due to injury. After beating Chris Lytle at UFC 45, Lawler was infamously knocked out by Nick Diaz at UFC 47, which would mark his final fight as a welterweight.


Lawler would then lose by submission to Evan Tanner in his middleweight debut. After this fight, he would win three straight on the regional circuit (two wins over Falaniko Vitale), until losing by submission to Jason 'Mayhem' Miller. After the loss to 'Mayhem,' Lawler would win five of his next six fights (only suffered a no contest to Scott Smith after an inadvertent eye poke), and captured the Elite XC middleweight belt. Lawler also made his only appearance in Pride FC during this run, scoring a memorable flying knee KO over Joey Villasenor at Pride 32 in Las Vegas.


He met Jake Shields in his Strikeforce debut, but lost early as he tapped out to a guillotine choke. His next fight was against vicious Dutch kickboxer Melvin Manhoef. After eating many low kicks from the Dutchman, Lawler would deliver a hail mary shot that knocked Manhoef out cold. The knockout would go down as Sherdog's 2010 Knockout of the Year. After defeating Manhoef, Lawler would gather a lackluster 2-4 record in the remainder of his Strikeforce career, with two highlight reel knockouts, including a flying knee KO over Adlan Amagov, and a brutal knockout over former Olympian Matt Lindland.


After suffering a loss to Lorenz Larkin in his final Strikeforce bout, he would make the move to the UFC, and would compete there as a welterweight. Josh Koscheck would be Lawler's first opponent in the 170 pound division since his fight with Nick Diaz, and surprised many when he knocked Koscheck out in the latter part of the first round. Lawler would then be slated to fight former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine who would pull out because of an injury, and was later scheduled to fight fellow striker Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC on FOX 8. After Bahadurzada suffered an injury and had to drop out of the fight, Lawler faced another former Strikeforce fighter, Bobby Voelker. After dominating the first round with fast, hard strikes, Lawler knocked Voelker, known for his ability to take hard shots, out with a perfectly timed head kick less than 30 seconds into the second round. After a few more follow up punches to the defenseless opponent, the referee stopped the bout. Robbie Lawler has now won two UFC fights in a row via devastating knockouts.


Lawler formerly trained out of Matt Hughes' H.I.T. Squad in Granite City, Illinois, but recently made the move to American Top Team for his return fight to the UFC. Lawler is a fighter who is never in a boring fight, and will be remembered by MMA fans for his punching power and aggressive style.


Lawler would pick up his 3rd straight win since returning to the UFC at UFC 167. In a close fight he would edge out rising prospect Rory MacDonald in a Split Decision victory. With GSP vacating the weltwerweight strap it Lawlor would get his shot at the belt against Johny Hendricks at UFC 171. It was a back and forth fight for the first four rounds with Lawler almost finishing Hendricks, however Hendricks would take over in the fifth round and secure the decision as well as the title. Lawler would walk away with a Fight of the Night bonus for his efforts.


On 27 July, Lawler and Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 12. For most of the fight Lawler and Brown we very entertaining fight. The 2nd and 5th rounds were arguably the best, as Brown went to really push the fight, winning the former round. In the end Lawler won by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46).


On 30 July it was announced that Adidas signed an endorsement deal with Lawler, making him the first UFC fighter to be sponsored by Adidas.


On December 6, 2014 Robbie Lawler defeated Johny Hendricks via split decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-48) to avenge his loss and to capture the UFC welterweight title. At the UFC 181 post-fight press conference, it was announce that it was uncertain whether and immediate rubber match will take place against Johny Hendricks, or a rematch against top contender Rory MacDonald

Last updated 12.09.2014, 1:36 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Robbie Lawler News View All

Now that a UFC 244 headlining bout between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington has, at the l... (2019-09-09 11:52:03 -0400)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If there was any doubt about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim ... (2019-09-09 10:00:00 -0400)
Nate Diaz | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This week, all Hell broke loose in the UFC’s ... (2019-09-08 12:00:00 -0400)
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Zak Cummings, who fights Saturday at UFC 242, sa... (2019-09-06 17:00:00 -0400)
All signs pointed towards Kamaru Usman’s first title defense being against former interim... (2019-09-06 09:58:28 -0400)
Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images Joe Rogan says that with UFC not giving ... (2019-09-06 09:06:49 -0400)
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Colby Covington might once again be getting passed up for... (2019-09-06 08:00:00 -0400)
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Do not get too excited a... (2019-09-05 22:00:00 -0400)
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on ESPN+ 17 gets ugly following Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens no contest
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City video: Jeremy Stephens pelted with trash as he was rushed out of arena
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City bonuses: Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso earn Fight of the Night, Peterson rewarded for backfist KO
  • MMA Weekly : Max Holloway to defend featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245
  • MMAFighting.com : Fans litter Octagon after Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens ends early following eye poke
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City in Tweets: Pros react to disappointing no contest in headliner, Carla Esparza-Alexa Grasso thriller
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on ESPN+ 17 results: Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens eye poke results in no contest
  • MMAFighting.com : Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso full fight video highlights
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City results: Carla Esparza edges out majority decision over Alexa Grasso in co-main event
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City live blog: Rodriguez vs. Stephens
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City results: Brandon Moreno and Askar Askarov battle to split draw in non-stop action fight
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City live blog: Esparza vs. Grasso
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City results: Irene Aldana pours on the punishment in lopsided win over Vanessa Melo
  • MMAFighting.com : Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski set for UFC 245
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City results: Steven Peterson demolishes Martin Bravo with spinning back fist KO 
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Mexico City video: Steven Peterson scores spectacular spinning backfist KO
  • MMAFighting.com : Bellator 227 co-main event scratched with Brandon Girtz injury
  • MMAFighting.com : Dana White: Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev ‘f*king nuts’ to go head-to-head against UFC 244
  • MMAFighting.com : Bethe Correia doesn’t think her job is on the line at UFC Mexico City
  • MMA Weekly : Alexis Asher has gone from being unable to walk to the Lion Fights 60 main card