With 31 knockouts between them during their respective professional mixed martial arts careers, it’s no secret why everyone is jacked up for this Saturday night’s #1 contenders bout between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown.
There’s no one that will be watching this fight closer than current UFC welterweight kingpin Johny ‘Bigg Rigg’ Hendricks. Hendricks finally earned UFC gold after besting Lawler at UFC 171 in the most exciting welterweight title fight we’ve seen in recent memory. Hendricks has been sidelined since after undergoing surgery to repair a torn bicep he suffered prior to his war with Lawler. Whether or not he will have to endure another war with Lawler before the year is out isn’t exactly up to him.
There is no, I repeat, there is no one in the welterweight division today more dangerous than Robbie Lawler. The Ruthless ones 83 percent career KO/TKO rate doesn’t just look good on paper, it looks good in video form as well. Check out Lawler’s top 5 career KO’s, via the folks over at UFC Tonight, below before he takes on “The Immortal” one himself, Matt Brown, this Saturday night in San Jose for a shot at Johny Hendricks’ UFC welterweight title.
5. Lawler (at the ripe young age of 19) scores his 2nd career UFC KO against Tiki Ghosn, thus improving his pro MMA record to 7-0 in the process (UFC 40 – 11.22.02)
4. Aloha: Lawler KO’s Rua in a Hawaiian title unification bout (Elite XC: Uprising – 9.15.07)
3. Goodnight Kos (UFC 157 – 2.23.13)
2. And another one: Lindland gets wrecked (Strikeforce: Hendo vs. Babalu – 12.4.10)
1. 2010 KO of the Year: Sleep Sweet Melvin (Strikeforce: Miami – 1.30.10)
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