UFC 201: Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley Toe to Toe Preview – A Complete Breakdown

Robbie Lawler defends his title against Tyron Woodley this July 30, 2016 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

One sentence summary:

Phil: A potential Carlito’s Way title fight, where our hero takes out the threats, but loses at the last minute to that guy that no-one expected.

David: MMA’s favorite War Machine of few words defends his title against MMA’s most criticized Civil Pugilist of few weapons.

Stats

Record: Robbie Lawler 27-10-1 NC Tyron Woodley 15-3

Odds: Robbie Lawler -150 Tyron Woodley +130

History / Introduction to both fighters

Phil: Robbie Lawler does what he wants, sometimes to his own detriment, but then tries to make up for it by trying really hard to win right at the end. That’s the fractal of his career.

David: It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Lawler lose, but it feels like just yesterday since we’ve seen him look human. While the image of Lawler reigning the division in conjunction with getting triangle choked by Evan Tanner to punctuate his UFC exit in 2004 is still difficult to process, there’s nothing about his current journey that falls below inspired.

Phil: This is one of the more legitimately puzzling title shots in recent memory. Woodley is not particularly popular with the brass, is often not that fun to watch, and has a recent record which is eclipsed by multiple contenders, most notably Wonderboy. I just don’t

Article source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/7/30/12330162/ufc-201-robbie-lawler-vs-tyron-woodley-toe-to-toe-preview

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