Colby Covington defeats Robbie Lawler in lopsided decision

Robert Vallejos, MMATorch Managing Editor

Covington Defeats Lawler
Aug 3, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Colby Covington (red gloves) celebrates after defeating Robbie Lawler (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Colby Covington dominates Robbie Lawler with constant offense.

Colby Covington might be the most hated man in the UFC, but he will remain at the top of the welterweight division for the foreseeable future.

Covington earned a unanimous decision victory ( (50-44, 50-45 2x) over Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC Newark.

The fight largely saw Covington dictate a blistering offensive pace filled with strikes and takedowns.

Lawler was unable to match the output of Covington throughout the five-round fight. Lawler would see his volume of punches increase in the final two rounds, but Covington was largely unfazed by Lawler’s striking.

After the fight, Covington called out welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Usman was in attendance, working as a commentator for ESPN’s coverage of the event.

Covington proclaimed that he did not want to wait until November 2, at Madison Square Garden to fight Usman. UFC 244 takes place at Madison Square Garden on November 2. No fights are official for the card.

Earlier in the week, UFC president Dana White stated that Covington would receive a title shot if he got past Lawler.

Previously, Covington was crowned interim welterweight champion after defeating Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225. However, Covington was stripped of the title due to inactivity.

After his victory over Lawler, Covington wore a UFC title belt.

In his post-fight interview, Covington thanked Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.  for attending the event. He also thanked members of the United States military for their service.

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