B. Barbarena (right) knocked out R. Lawler (left) at UFC 276 . Photo: Playback/Instagram @ufc
Sensational! In a veteran fight on the main card of UFC 276 , Robbie Lawler had a fight marked by frank striking, but was defeated by Bryan Barbarena in the second round. The former welterweight champion (up to 77kg.) was knocked out while standing and didn’t even give an interview in the Octagon.
The fight started off strong, with great exchanges between the athletes. Lawler marked the distance and hurt Barbarena by the fence. Bryan, however, didn’t take it easy and counter-punched frequently. The fight continued at a high level in the short distance, with both athletes being injured until the end of the round.
The pace has not slowed. Still under great control and pressure, Lawler ‘left over’ with combinations in the range of action. Barbarena, who continued in her stance, stopped betting on the grid after a nosebleed and went for the ‘all or nothing’, making Robbie feel. Bryan spectacularly recovered and knocked out the former champion on his feet.
Lawler now has a record of 29 wins, 16 losses and a ‘no result’ fight. Barbarena has a record of 18 wins and eight setbacks.
Jalin Turner defeats Brad Riddell with lightning submission at the end of the preliminary card
J. Turner used the guillotine to overcome B. Riddell. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc.
Couldn’t even sweat. At the end of the preliminary card, Jalin Turner put on a real show in the match against Brad Riddell . After a strong start in striking, the American used jiu-jitsu to overcome the New Zealander with a guillotine choke in the first round. The duel was valid for the lightweight division (up to 70.3kg.).
With that, Turner gets his fifth straight win. Hired by the ‘Contender Series’, the American has a record of 11 wins and two setbacks.
Riddell, on the other hand, gets complicated in the organization and suffers his second loss in a row. The New Zealander, who has already had a good time at the company, has a cartel of ten positive results and three negative ones.
UFC 276 results
MAIN CARD (23:00 GMT)
Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.): Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier – Fight for the belt
Featherweight (up to 65.7 kg.): Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway – Fight for the belt
Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.): Sean Strickland vs Alex Poatan
Welterweight (up to 77kg.): Bryan Barberena defeated Robbie Lawler by TKO (punches) at 4:47 of R2
Bantamweight (up to 62.1kg.): Pedro Munhoz x Sean O’Malley ended ‘No Result’ after illegal strike (finger in the eye)
PRELIMINARY CARD (7 pm, Brasília time)
Lightweight (up to 70.3kg.): Jalin Turner defeated Brad Riddell via submission (guillotine choke) at 45s of R1
Lightweight (up to 70.3kg.): Jim Miller submitted Donald Cerrone with a guillotine choke at 1m32s from R2
Welterweight (up to 77kg.): Ian Garry defeated Gabe Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.): Dricus Du Plessis defeated Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight (up to 83.9kg.): André Sergipano defeated Uriah Hall by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight (up to 52.7kg.): Maycee Barber defeated Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Bantamweight (up to 61.2kg.): Julija Stoliarenko defeated Jessica Rose-Clark via submission (armbar) at 42s of R1