UFC on FOX 26: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos Toe-To-Toe preview – A complete breakdown

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC on FOX 26 this December 16, 2017 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada.

One sentence outline David: Two fighters prepare for battle rather than devoting Star Wars on social media.
Phil: Robert Glenn Lawler takes on the guy of the angels.
Stats
Record: Robbie Lawler 28-11-1 NC | Rafael dos Anjos 27-9
Truth: Robbie Lawler +105 | Rafael dos Anjos -125
History / Intro to both fighters
David: Lawler started his career as something of a proto-Mike Perry. He famously told Tiki Ghosn that once he”touched him with his hands”, it would be lights out. Little did Lawler know all he needed was a small cut to put Tiki to the lava soil. Lawler looked like a fighter without a lot of upside and a good deal of action. Slowly, his expertise turned into real utility. Before long, he still didn’t need to revolutionize his game because no matter how the game changed, the players had been the same. Somewhere along the way everything clicked – his strong striking turned into a shield against the rest of the attacks, and he packaged his bombs for hands into a calmer, almost Buddhist approach to pugilism that differently looked commanded by means of a mind preoccupied with football routes and cheerleaders.
Phil: Lawler went through a number different incarnations since landing that lucky cut stoppage against Mr Ghosn. The Miletich brawler, the Team Quest citrus nomad, and the slimmed down brutalizer who stunned everyone on his solution to the UFC welterweight belt. What incarnation are we looking at today? He didn’t sound horribly excited by the idea of chasing the belt , he’s left ATT, and he’s grown out the blossom. Perhaps Prizefighting Robbie is backagain. David: It seems like ages since RDA won the light title in blistering, dominant fashion vs Anthony Pettis. After a successful defense, he went on a two fight skid that started with an unexpected attack from who I believed had been an Eddie Alvarez on a little downward trend given the wars he had been in. RDA got blitzed, then blitzed again by Tony Ferguson. All of a sudden RDA is back. At welterweight. I’m not sure what his achievement in WW informs us about battling Lawler however, that is part of the pleasure.

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