Robbie Lawler Looking to Bounce Back Against Neil Magny

Robbie Lawler
NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 03: Robbie Lawler waits backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will be looking to get back on the right track Saturday night. “Ruthless” is on a three-fight skid dating back to 2017 and is fighting for the first time in just over a year. Across from Lawler will be Neil Magny who is riding a two-fight winning streak and recently defeated Rocco Martin at UFC 250. It will be Magny’s third fight in six months.

Robbie Lawler Looking for Bounce Back Win

If you’re into sports betting, it’s worth noting that the oddsmakers don’t like Lawler’s chances in the fight with Magny. He’s a +175 underdog, meaning a $100 would payout $175. Magny comes back at -210, meaning you would need to bet $210 to win $100. If you’re a California resident, a state where online sports betting is illegal, follow along with sportsbetting-california.com for the latest updates on the state’s path to legalized sports betting.

Watching Lawler’s last few fights, it’s no wonder why he comes into this fight as an underdog. He was overwhelmed by Rafael dos Anjos, had a controversial submission loss to Ben Askren, and was drowned by Colby Covington‘s pressure and volume in his last three fights. At age 38 with 43 professional fights under his belt, it’s easy to see that Lawler’s best years are behind him. In his prime, Lawler would enter a fight with Magny as a big favorite. In 2020, it’s a different story.

At this point, the two fighters’ careers are trending in opposite directions. Magny is looking to continue his climb back into the top ten of a deep welterweight division. Lawler, on the other hand, is scratching and clawing to just maintain a spot in the top 15 of the division. Magny enters this fight ranked 14th in the division, while Lawler comes in at 13th. No matter the result, the winner will be knocking on the door of the top ten. For the former champion Robbie Lawler, it would be a great win, especially at this stage in his career.

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