Robbie Lawler Validates EliteXC Middle Weight Belt
After their first fight at EliteXC’s May 31st event ended when Robbie Lawler accidentally poked Scott Smith in the eye, the rematch ended again with Lawler walking away with championship belt. But this time, Lawler put Smith away after seeing his own blood and realizing he could be in trouble.
The EliteXC middle weight champ immediately turned the tide on Smith using the clinch to launch a series of knees to the body, which caused Smith to fall in pain, and soon after be finished by Lawler with a second-round TKO.
“The thing is, I got cut and I knew I had to step it up and not give the ref any time to stop it,” Lawler said post fight. “If there was a lull in the action, he (Herb Dean) might have looked at it, so I had to keep the pace up and keep moving forward.”