Bryan Barberena stops Robbie Lawler in violent war at UFC 276

Bryan Barberena stops Robbie Lawler in violent war at UFC 276

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, July 2, 2022, for UFC 276, going down live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who looks to make the fifth-straight defense of his crown tonight opposing no. 2 ranked Jared Cannonier.

Co-headlining the event is a trilogy bout between UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway.

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler opened up the main card tonight against Bryan Barberena.

Lawler comes into the bout coming off a third-round knockout victory in his rematch with Nick Diaz, while Barberena comes in on a two-fight win streak, having defeated Matt Brown in his latest outing.

Continue reading to see how this epic lightweight contest went down:

Official Result: Bryan Barberena def. Robbie Lawler via TKO (punches & elbows) at 4:47 of round two

Lawler takes the center of the octagon once the bout begins and gets to work with his boxing. He offers no kicks throughout the first round, but does land a number of overhand lefts, some of which were followed by right hooks, and he also landed some vicious combinations to the body of Barberena.

Barberena counters well and lands a number of hard shots on his own, but they don’t seem to have great effect on the former champion, as Lawler continues to press the action. He really looks sharp tonight.

Lawler picks up the second round where he left off in the first, but begins to land his jab in this round, and is incredibly effective with it. Each of them is backing Barberena up, snapping his head back, but Barberena stays tough and lands a nasty combination of his own that stuns Lawler.

Barberena continues with the volume and continues to land hard punches, mixing elbows in with great effect. After well over a minute of unleashing on the former champion, Barberena is awarded the stoppage victory at the end of round two.

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