UFC on FOX 12 had one of the most anticipated main events in recent memory. Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown are two of the most exciting fighters regardless of weight class, and the stakes were high for this one. Brown had come back from the brink of being released by the UFC to ride one of the most improbable winning streaks in UFC history. Robbie Lawler’s resurgence had been almost as improbable. The welterweight veteran came back to the UFC when Strikeforce folded and looked like the Robbie Lawler of old. He knocked out Josh Koscheck and decisioned Rory MacDonald before coming up just short in a Fight of the Year candidate against Johnny Hendricks.

As stated, the stakes were high in this one. The winner would get a title shot against the new champion, Hendricks. Lawyer had a chance to become the number one contender once again before the champion came back from injury, and Brown had the chance to pull a rabbit out of his hat one more time and get closer to truly becoming the people’s champion. Most picked Lawler to get the win in this one, stating that Brown just wasn’t quite as talented as Lawler and the streak had to end at some point, didn’t it? Many people also expected this fight to end rather quickly considering both men’s affinity for going for the finish. We didn’t get a one-sided fight for Lawler or even a quick one, for that matter. What we got was twenty-five minutes of joyous violence. Robbie Lawler once again proved that he was right there with Hendricks as the best welterweight in the world and Brown proved that he belongs in the upper echelon of the division. Before you see Lawler and Hendricks go at it again, relive this classic above. (video is courtesy of the UFC)

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Trey Downey
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A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.