The second fight of the UFC on FOX 8 fight card saw Robbie Lawler take on fellow Strikeforce veteran Bobby Voelker. Lawler’s resurgence would continue tonight in Seattle as he dispatched Voelker in true “Ruthless” fashion.
Lawler Decimates Voelker in “KOTN” Front-Runner
When I spoke to Brian Stann earlier this week, he told me that a switch has seemed to flip for Robbie Lawler. The retired fighter could not have been more right after seeing tonight’s performance. Lawler was dominant in all phases of the MMA game tonight, and needed just one punch to end the fight. The KO is Lawler’s 18th in his career and is his second straight victory since returning to the UFC.
Rd. 1- Dan Miraglotta is our referee. Lawler is starting the action off with some strikes to test Voelker’s defenses. Big body kick by Lawler and he lands an all-power takedown. Voelker stands by Lawler is still on him against the cage. Voelker is already a bloody mess from the shots Lawler has landed so far. Big exchange but Lawler gets the better of it. Headkick attempt by Lawler is checked but he looks very comfortable. Lawler lands a partially checked head kick and flying knee. Body kick by Voelker. Wicked body kick by Lawler and he is dominant early. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Lawler.
Rd. 2- Brief exchange as Lawler slips but he’s fine. Holy hell, massive head kick and punch by Lawler and it is all over as Dan Miraglotta throws him off.
Robbie Lawler def. Bobby Voelker via knockout (headkick and punch) at 0:24 of Round 2