Lawler to attack the title again!
Robbie Lawler knocked out Jake Ellenberger in the third round at UFC 173 and possibly created himself an opportunity to attack the welter category title once again.
Lawler failed in his first attempt to win the title. Johny Hendricks seized the belt that once belonged to Georges St-Pierre. However, this victory opens a new opportunity for Robbie to win the title. UFC President Dana White also agrees with that.
“How could one deny him that chance? The match with Hendricks was amazing. With such a performance there is no doubt that he will be the first challenger", said White.
Lawler lost to Henricks via judges’ decision in a fight that many consider to be the fight of the year at this point. Prior to the fight Henricks injured his biceps but that did not stop him from winning the champion title. The fight was followed by surgery and he is to return to the octagon in September or October.