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UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos (Preview & Predictions)

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
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480   //    16 Dec 2017, 20:08 IST

Robbie Lawler is one of the most beloved fighter in UFC and MMA history
Robbie Lawler is one of the most beloved fighters in UFC and MMA history

UFC Winnipeg is here, and brings fans a clash of two former UFC Champions.

Ex-UFC Welterweight titlist Robbie Lawler headlines the event against former UFC Lightweight kingpin Rafael Dos Anjos. Veterans such as Ricardo Lamas and Glover Teixeira return to action, while another marquee matchup on the main card is Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Additionally, the undercard also features several notable matchups. So, without further ado, here are the predictions & preview for UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos—

Indian fans can watch UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Dos Anjos Live & Exclusive from 6:30 am, Sunday, December 17th


Main Card (FOX)

#1 Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael Dos Anjos

Lawler has a career worthy of the UFC Hall of Fame, however, the current version of the Ruthless one is incredibly battle-worn. Lawler is the better striker of the two in this fight, with significantly better boxing and incredible one-punch KO power.

Nevertheless, Dos Anjos is the fresher fighter here and has less miles on his body. In both their respective primes, Lawler would’ve likely demolished RDA, but after the insane wars he’s been in with the likes of Johny Hendricks, Rory Macdonald, Carlos Condit and others, Lawler’s durability seems to have taken a huge hit.

Look for Lawler to have his moments on the feet in this matchup, particularly at boxing range. Regardless, RDA is likely to outpoint Lawler with his high-volume style of striking, and eventually overwhelm Lawler by catching the latter with a crisp combination to the Ruthless one’s dome.

Prediction: Rafael Dos Anjos def. Robbie Lawler via TKO

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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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