Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler ends Matt Brown's 7-fight winning streak
Matt Brown (19-12) looked weak and not very confident at the beginning despite being the one overweight for this UFC Welterweight Championship title eliminator bout, swinging half-hearted hooks that'd never catch Robbie Lawler (24-10), until he landed one to Lawler's chin but Lawler managed to land one of his own on counter. Brown found his range and began throwing some precise combos and elbows before taking Lawler down with a trip. Both eventually got back up and it was quite a close fight, Brown utilising his length and Lawler with his patience and explosive power. They started kicking each other a lot but it was Lawler who seemed to be troubling Brown with his body kicks.