Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler entered the octagon over the weekend. The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion was in Winnipeg, Canada on Saturday, Dec. 16, for UFC on FOX 26. Lawler was locked in for the night’s headlining spot, as the fighter was set to face off against fellow former title holder Rafael dos Anjos. However, things did not go Lawler’s way. Now it would appear that the fighter has set a record that he may have not wished to make.
Rafael dos Anjos put on a dominant performance over his opponent inside the Bell MTS Place for the Winnipeg crowd. The two mixed martial arts warriors battle it out round after round, with the fight ultimately going the distance. Dos Anjos won the judges over in ever round, earning the fighter a dominant unanimous decision victory over the former UFC welterweight champion.
During the second round, dos Anjos unleashed a brutal flurry of strikes Lawler. The moment would later be considered the longest combination in UFC history. Now it would appear that the moment may have attributed to another record.
As reported by MMA Junkie, Robbie Lawler has been dealt 953 significant strikes since Jan. 1, 2013. The fighter has suffered more significant strikes since that date than any other competitor under the UFC banner.