Following three stunning feature fights on the main card, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald produced a thrilling five-round championship battle that saw the champion rally to secure a fifth round stoppage.
Check out the play-by-play below:
Round 4 - Rory with two punches an another head kick and Robbie is hurt again! Elbow against the cage! Lawler is hurt but says he's fine. Another head kick. Short elbows against the cage. Lawler back to the middle. He doesn't have as much steam on his punches, but he's there. Another head kick! MacDonald faked a takedown attempt. the pace has slowed again, which is advantage Lawler. Right hand and head kick. Superman punch. Right gook from Lawler. Short elbow and a right hook from Lawler. Looks like he's back. Rory with an uppercut. Stiff jab from Lawler. Straight right from MacDonald. MacDonald shot in for a takedown and there was nothing there. Jabs from Rory. Front kick to the body. Right with a right over the top. Both men bleeding a bunch. This is a dogfight. Head kick from Rory. They stare each other down for a few seconds at the end of the round, 10-9 Rory.
Round 5 - Rory with a combo. Lawler with a jab. And another. Third one. Hard left hook backs Rory off. Step-in elbow from MacDonald. Jab and Rory's hurt! He's down. His nose is destroyed! Lawler pounded him out! WOW! That's one of the crazier title fights you'll ever see.