Robbie Lawler Has A Date With Destiny In Jonny Hendricks UFC Welterweight Title Fight

Robbie Lawler Has A Date With Destiny In Jonny Hendricks UFC Welterweight Title Fight

Saturday March 15 2014 will be the night Robbie Lawler has waited 12 years for – his opportunity to become the UFC Welterweight champion.

With the king Georges St. Pierre abdicating his throne and leaving the title vacant, the only thing standing between Lawler and his moment of destiny is the uncrowned champion Johnny Hendricks.

For Lawler, this title match is 10 years in the making. After a promising start in the UFC at the age of 20, and riding a 4-0 win streak (all wins by knockout), it was believed that he would become the next big thing but back-to-back defeats seen him cut from the organisation.

Lawler would dominate his first four of five opponents (two decisions and two Kos/Tkos) before losing back-to-back matches.

A knockout loss to Nick Diaz (who was a strong title contender himself) and a submission loss to Even Tanner (who won the middleweight championship in his next fight) ended all talk of challenging for the title and saw him gone from the UFC.

Two stoppage losses left Lawler’s career at a crossroads and the once young prodigy had to ponder a career outside the UFC.

However, after a nine-year absence you could say that fate has brought him back to claim what could have been his years ago.

Lawler’s momentum is at an all-time high since his return to the UFC – with a decision win over Rory MacDonald and two devastating knockout victories it feels like all the pieces to his puzzle are finally coming together.

All that’s left is 25 minutes, an Octagon and the heavy-hitting Jonny Hendricks to become the champion he needs to conquer these factors if he is to leave Dallas with his destiny fulfilled.

More in Home


Irish Hurler Scores a Strike at Bowling By KICKING the Ball Down the Lane

Daniel CawDecember 23, 2015

Video: Galatasaray Fans Display ‘Muslims Are Not Terrorists’ Banner In Madrid

Nicky BoyleNovember 26, 2015

Video: Turkey vs Greece Fans Chant During Minute’s Silence For Victims of Paris Attacks

Stuart HyndNovember 17, 2015
Martin Keown

Martin Keown: Arsenal Players Are Far Too Nice

Nicky BoyleAugust 30, 2015

PSG Manager Laurent Blanc: Angel Di Maria Was Never Happy at Manchester United

Nicky BoyleAugust 30, 2015

Liverpool Legend Ian Rush: Mario Balotelli Has to Learn the Team Comes First

Nicky BoyleAugust 20, 2015

Pedro’s Move to Chelsea Has Saved His Home Town Club From Bankruptcy

Nicky BoyleAugust 20, 2015
Sir Alez

Sir Alex Ferguson: Current Rangers Squad Not Strong Enough to Compete With Celtic

Nicky BoyleAugust 19, 2015

Manchester United: From Thomas Muller and Pedro, to Southampton’s Sadio Mane

Nicky BoyleAugust 19, 2015