For the majority of the first round, this fight was all Robbie Lawler. Jake Ellenberger attempted to make a comeback and mount some kind of offense, but nothing effective. Lawler continued to pick apart his opponent, and in the third it appeared that he hurt his right hand. He was holding it, not using it and could tell it was hurting him. He used it at the end as if adrenaline picked up the pain medicine. 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.
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 joinning 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 his last fight against Johny Hendricks via unanimous decision at UFC 171 – Hendricks vs. Lawler on Mar / 15 / 2014 for the Welterweight title.
After the fight with Ellenberger, Lawler did not say anything about his hand and looks to be right back in a title fight with Johnny Hendricks.
Jake Ellenberger (29-7) he has 18 knockouts, 5 submissions and 6 decision victories while he has been knocked out once, submitted once and lost by decision five times. Prior to his last four fights, he was on a six fight winning streak. In his last four fights, not so good. He is 2-2 in those four fights. He lost to Martin Kampmann via TKO at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on Jun / 01 / 2012. He beat Jay Hieron via unanimous decision at UFC on FX 5 – Browne vs. Bigfoot on Oct / 05 / 2012, then he beat Nate Marquardt via KO at UFC 158 – St. Pierre vs. Diaz on Mar / 16 / 2013. However in his last fight he lost to Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013.