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Oddsbot
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10.12.2017 | 12:09 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Lawler vs. dos Anjos. Let's see what you've got.

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Rafael dos Anjos defeats Robbie Lawler via 5 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Rafael dos Anjos
Mmaweekly large "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

dos Anjos
Decision
Round 5

Rafael dos Anjos Robbie Lawler

"RDA" "Ruthless"

27-9-0   Pro Record At Fight   28-11-0
Climbed to 28-9   Record After Fight   Fell to 28-12
-115 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -115 (Near Even)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
33 years, 1 month, 6 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 8 months, 5 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
5'8" (173cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Kings MMA   Gym   American Top Team
Tapology Community Predictions: 1440  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Lawler
68%
dos Anjos
32%

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skelliher
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10.12.2017 | 12:09 PM ET

Prediction: correct dos Anjos   correct Decision  

The fight I wanted. Five-rounder in December. Should be a great fight.

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Kinsalsa
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10.12.2017 | 12:18 PM ET

Great fight. I have Robbie winning and hopefully he rematches Woodley next.

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Kuma
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10.12.2017 | 1:44 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong Decision  

Awesome fight but...Does Woodley wait for the winner?We'd be looking at probably 6 or more months and the possibility of injury between these two in probably a 5 round war is very high.I'd honestly rather have seen one of these guys just get a title shot and the other (RDA imo) fight someone else with a win putting him next in line.Is Woodley injured right now?

This fights awesome but I can see this having a negative effect as far as the champ defending anytime soon and he last fought at the end of July,so we could be looking at 9 months between defending and that's if Lawlor or RDA can make a pretty quick turnaround.Not digging it tbh,holding up the division with this.Maybe Woodley is hurt idk.

* Edited at 10.12.2017, 1:50 PM ET *

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10.12.2017 | 1:56 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong Decision  

Personally, I wont miss Woodley if he does not fight during 9 month...


Maybe UFC want to give a third chance to Thompson if he beat Masvidal...

or another title shot for GSP if he beat Bisping.

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10.12.2017 | 5:04 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong Decision  

lol touche :D
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10.12.2017 | 5:13 PM ET

Prediction: correct dos Anjos   correct Decision  

Masvidal deserves the title shot without a doubt if he beats Wonderboy.

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10.12.2017 | 8:49 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Winner of this fight goes above the Wonderboy vs Masvidal winner imo
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10.13.2017 | 7:35 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Would love to see Lawler vs WB.

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DontPunch2
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12.10.2017 | 6:06 PM ET

Prediction: correct dos Anjos   wrong Submission   wrong Round 2  

I believe RDA's best chances for winning this fight is by submitting Lawler which I believe he'll do.
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12.11.2017 | 7:56 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

He could KO lawler too.

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12.12.2017 | 2:32 AM ET

Prediction: correct dos Anjos   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

i guess i think dos anjos can be the quicker fighter. i felt robbie lost to cowboy.
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12.13.2017 | 8:09 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Anything can happen in a Lawler fight.

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12.13.2017 | 9:46 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

I think finally the size of WW's will be too much for RDA, Lawler's TDD is stellar and RDA will be at risk every second he stand with him. RDA can maybe beat the Top 10 of WW but not the top 5 and if he beats Lawler he should leapfrog everybody to a title shot.

P.S. Robbie did not lose to cowboy, shakejunt, get your eyes checked.

* Edited at 12.13.2017, 9:46 AM ET *

Crayz
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12.13.2017 | 7:57 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Man it was a close fight Lawler Cerrone. I agree with you though Lawler won that fight. I think Lawler kills RDA here man, RDA is just too small, he even looked small at Lightweight, he's too small for this division. I think his first fight in this division against Safferdeine was bang average. Looked much better against Neil Magny though. I think Robbie just has to watch those leg kicks for the first couple rounds, doubt he'll have any trouble stuffing the takedowns too. Lawler KO eventually 

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12.14.2017 | 8:09 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Most people thought Lawler lost.

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12.14.2017 | 9:49 AM ET

I don't think thats true at all. In fact most people I talk to that know MMA, all think Lawler won............

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12.14.2017 | 12:42 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong Decision  

I didn't think there was much controversy if any about Lawler getting the nod over Cowboy.

I feel like this fight will be very close, with each guy having their best moment when they're dictating the pace. Lawler will pressure RDA, who doesn't handle pressure all that well, and RDA will return the favor in the rounds Robbie is more passive. Great fight all around.
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12.15.2017 | 2:56 AM ET

Aye, he could.

Prediction: correct dos Anjos   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

Lawler pretty much defines 'shopworn'. That's the price he's paid for giving us all those barnburners.

I'm very surprised so few picking RDA in this. I think RDA takes it by stoppage around the third or foiurth. Robbie doesn't have the power he once had and his reflexes aren't what they were...I can see RDA scotting in on him for a finish.

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12.15.2017 | 3:22 AM ET

Man this upvoting down voting system is ********.

Prediction: correct dos Anjos   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 3  

I agree man. Lawler took the first for sure but I gave 2 and three to cerrone by a whisker.

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12.15.2017 | 8:06 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lawler   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Franklin, all the people I was watching it with it with thought Cerrone won.

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