The bout, scheduled for five rounds, needed 2min12s to be set. With a right bomb, Tyron hit Robbie’s chin, even brave the absorption of blows was no match for the Woodley’s bomb.
“He caught me with the ol’ T-Wood bomb. I think it’s just a guy who took advantage of a big punch and rocked me and jumped on and finished the job”, told Lawler at the post-fight press conference.
After the big win, Woodley celebrated, but already looks forward. At the press conference the new champ calls for “money fights”. He wants a fight against former champion Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz.
“These guys are legends. Nick Diaz is a top-five welterweight of all time and GSP is the No.1 welterweight in my eyes. If I’m an athlete in this sport and I want to be the best in the world, I should compete against those guys. So I don’t feel any obligation to go by the rankings. And, I’ll be honest, I want to fight the money fights”, Woodley said at the post-fight press conference.
At the co-main event, Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Rose Namajunas via split decision and approached to fight title against UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Check bellow the complete results from UFC 201:
Tyron Woodley def. Robbie Lawler via first-round KO;
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Rose Namajunas via split decision;
Jake Ellenberger def. Matt Brown via first-round TKO;
Erik Perez def. Francisco Rivera via unanimous decision;
Ryan Benoit def. Fredy Serrano via split decision;
Nikita Krylov def. Ed Herman via second-round KO;
Jorge Masvidal def.Ross Pearson via unanimous decision;
Anthony Hamilton def. Damian Grabowski via first-round KO;
Wilson Reis def. Hector Sandoval via rear-naked choke at first-round;
Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic declared a majority draw;
Damien Brown def. Cesar Arzamendia via first-round TKO.