UFC on ESPN 5 in Tweets: Pros react to Colby Covington’s lopsided win over Robbie Lawler

MMA: UFC Newark- Covington vs Lawler

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Colby Covington stays winning.

“Chaos” brought the fight to former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on ESPN 5 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday, and marched to a dominant decision on the scorecards with none of the judges giving Lawler a single round. It was a statement win, Covington’s seventh straight, and it had a lot of folks talking not just about his performance, but what is next for the clear-cut No. 1 contender.

See what the MMA Twittersphere had to say about the main event, some awkward moments for referee Herb Dean, Gerald Meerschaert’s impressive choke, Dong Hyun Ma’s eye, and more.


Colby Covington def. Robbie Lawler

Jim Miller def. Clay Guida

Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva

Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles

Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma

Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic

Antonina Shevchenko def. Lucie Pudilova

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