New UFC CHAMP Robbie Lawler Hoping To Defend TITLE In ‘LATE MAY, JUNE OR JULY’
Robbie Lawler defeated Johny Hendricks via split decision at UFC 181 last weekend, earning his first title inside the Octagon of Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The win was special for multiple reasons, as it not only rectified Lawler’s loss to Hendricks at UFC 171, but also brought the first UFC title to his training camp, American Top Team. With the victory, Lawler now hopes to enjoy the fruits of his labor in Coconut Creek, Fla., by taking some time off to be with his family.
Brad Pickett returning to UFC bantamweight division, wants Takeya Mizugaki
After a 1-2 run at flyweight, including a pair of losses in his two most recent fights, Brad Pickett is returning to the bantamweight division.
Pickett (24-10 MMA, 4-5 UFC), who suffered a split-decision defeat to Chico Camus at UFC Fight Night 57 this past month, confirmed the plans with Telegraph Sport.
“I’m going to go back up a weight class,” Pickett, a 36-year-old Englishman, told Telegraph Sport. “The weight cut was tough for me to make, but also the matchups in that weight class are just not that interesting to me. It’s not fun chasing a guy for 15 minutes in the hope he’ll fight you.