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UFC 196 results recap: Corey Anderson vs Tom Lawlor fight review and analysis

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Last night (Sat., March 5, 2016), Corey Anderson and Tom Lawlor threw down at UFC 196 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a close fight, Anderson edged past his opponent. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight wrestlers Corey Anderson and Tom Lawlor went to war last night (March 5, 2016) at UFC 196 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One of the division’s better prospects, Anderson entered last night’s bout having won four of his last five. At just 26 years old, Anderson was looking to demonstrate that he’s already one of the top fighters in the world.

Meanwhile, Lawlor needed a major comeback to score his sole victory since returning to Light Heavyweight. Last night, Lawlor was simply trying to prove that he belongs at 205 lbs.

While he did accomplish that goal, Lawlor failed to extend his win streak.

Lawlor started quickly, rocking his opponent with a series of clinch strikes. Things looked a bit dire to start for Anderson, but he recovered well and scored with enough of his own shots to earn his opponent’s respect.

As the pace slowed down, Anderson’s reach advantage became more apparent. Lawler was the aggressor and landed some nice shots, but Anderson was landing with a higher accuracy and did a nice job with his kicks as well.

All in all, it was a very close round.

Once more, Lawlor started the round with some strong blows. Anderson wasn’t rocked by those clean blows, and he stayed in the pocket and landed his own strikes in return.

On the whole, the exchanges and the round were quite close. Lawlor pushed forward and generally threw the harder shots, but Anderson definitely held his own and threw a few more strikes.

Basically, it was anyone’s fight in the third round.

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