Julian Lane, Caged Thunder 23

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Julian Lane gets first MMA win since 2017 at Caged Thunder 23

A fighter who became infamous for uttering the line “Let me bang, bro” on The Ultimate Fighter, Julian Lane nevertheless now has eight career MMA wins via submission.

His favorite submission has always been the guillotine choke, and he earned his sixth career win via guillotine with a first-round stoppage over veteran Andrew Law in the main event at Caged Thunder 23 over the weekend in Akron, Ohio.

A Mansfield native, Lane has become well-traveled on the boxing and bareknuckle boxing circuit, and this was his first fight in his home state since 2016. The victory was also his first MMA win since a 2017 decision over Jeff Lentz at Ring of Combat 61. He’s now 13-10-1 on his MMA career.

For Law, the loss is his second in a row in what was his first bout since 2019. He’s now 11-6 overall.

In the co-main event, Myles “Hershey” Robinson advanced his record to 4-0 with four knockout victories as he stopped Brogan Endres with strikes in the first round.

The night’s other two pro bouts saw William “Tussel” Conner Jr. and Walter “Scotty” Sy Savane earn decision victories.

The amateur card was capped by a lightweight title victory for Devon Watkins, who moves up to 5-2 with all of his wins via knockout. Still just 20 years old, the win was the third on the year for the Victory MMA product.

Also, at lightweight, Strong Style Fight Team product Nico O’Dor moved up to 4-0 with a split decision victory over Jordon Tague.

Check out the full results from Caged Thunder 23 on Tapology.

The promotion returns to close out the year with Caged Thunder 24 at the Canton Civic Center on Dec. 16.


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