Colby Covington Uses Relentless Pace to Outpoint Robbie Lawler

Top welterweight contenders Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler squared off in the main event of UFC on ESPN 5 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, August 3. Covington, the former interim welterweight champion, and Lawler, a former 170-pound titleholder, were battling it out to solidify their status as the next contender for the welterweight belt.

As promised, Covington had some special guests in the building.

Covington immediately came out as the aggressor and was pushing the pace with relentless takedown attempts. The pace from Covington was overwhelming his former American Top Team teammate as he dominated through the first half of the fight.

In the championship rounds, Covington continued to be the more aggressive fighter with a nonstop offensive attack and Lawler did not appear to have an answer. Lawler swung for the fences late in the final round, but it was too little, too late for the former champion.

If you missed out on Saturday’s action, we have you covered.

A full look at the results for UFC on ESPN 5 can be seen below.

UFC on ESPN 5 Results

  • Jim Miller def. Clay Guida via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:58
  • Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:36
  • Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles via technical submission (guillotine coke) – Round 3, 1:49
  • Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-27)
  • Mickey Gall def. Salim Touahri via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Antonina Shevchenko def. Lucie Pudilova via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:20
  • Matt Schnell def. Jordan Espinosa via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:23
  • Lauren Murphy def. Mara Romero Borella via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:46
  • Claudio Silva def. Cole Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:35
  • Miranda Granger def. Hannah Goldy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
WATCH: Jim Miller Chokes Clay Guida Unconscious in Under 1 Minute
WATCH: Jim Miller Chokes Clay Guida Unconscious in Under 1 Minute
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