Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Askren vs Lawler?
Ben Askren beat Robbie Lawler by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC 235, on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Askren vs Lawler stats
Ben Askren stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Robbie Lawler made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Lawler had a massive power advantage over Askren, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Askren's 33%.
Ben Askren was the younger man by 2 years, at 38 years old.
Lawler had 3-inch reach advantage.
Askren was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 year and 10 months later than Lawler, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 62 less professional rounds, 52 to Lawler's 114.
Lawler's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.