UFC 201: Brutal Tyron Woodley ends Robbie Lawler’s welterweight reign

  • First-round knockout delivers title for challenger
  • Woodley improves to 15-3 after victory in Atlanta

Tyron Woodley took the title from welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on Saturday night, stopping him with 2:12 left in the first round at UFC 201 at Philips Arena.

The former All-American wrestler at Missouri dropped Lawler with a devastating right hand — after an effective fake — and scored several strikes while Lawler was on the mat and against the cage, leading the referee to end the bout.

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