Josh Koscheck and Robbie Lawler will square off at UFC 157 on Saturday night. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
This is the UFC 157 live blog for Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Koscheck, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Lawler, who is back in the UFC for the first time since UFC 50, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 157 live blog below.
Round 1: Herb Dean is your referee for this welterweight fight. Lawler catches Koscheck with a right hand the first time he comes in. Koscheck shoots for a single leg and gets a takedown. He pushes Lawler toward the fence, tries to transition to side control, but Lawler spins out. Koscheck grabs a headlock and Lawler stays in the one-knee-down “no knee to the head” zone. Lawler gets to his feet, but Koscheck bodylocks him and takes him back down. Lawler again tries to scramble up, Koscheck briefly gets his back, but they end up back on the mat again. Lawler breaks free, tries to get up, and eats a right to the jaw. Standing with two minutes left, Koscheck continues to bodylock Lawler against the fence. Crowd gets a little restless. This time, though, Lawler lands a knee and Koscheck ends up on his hands and knees. And just like that, Lawler lands a big right hand, lands about a half-dozen punches and Dean calls a stop to the fight. Koscheck doesn’t look happy it was stopped.
Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck at via TKO at 3:57 of round one.
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