Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Lawler vs Diaz II?
Robbie Lawler beat Nick Diaz by , during the main card of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Robbie Lawler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Lawler vs Diaz II stats
Robbie Lawler stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 15 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Nick Diaz made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Lawler had a large advantage in power over Diaz, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Diaz's 50%.
Robbie Lawler was the older man by 2 years, at 40 years old.
Diaz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lawler. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Lawler was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 4 months earlier than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 112 to Diaz's 90.
Lawler vs Diaz II form
Robbie Lawler had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Neil Magny at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Colby Covington at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Ben Askren at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
He had won against Donald Cerrone at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Lawler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.