UFC Newark Results: Covington Decisions Lawler

It’s headlined by a meeting between Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler.

UFC Newark

UFC Newark went down today (Sat. August 3, 2019) from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on ESPN. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans to enjoy. It’s headlined by a meeting between Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler.

Jim Miller vs. Clay Guida took place in the co-headliner of the card. Rounding out the six bout main card is Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast in a lightweight bout, Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert in a middleweight bout.

Also, Scott Holtzman vs. Dong Hyun Ma in a lightweight bout, and Darko Stosic vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu in a light heavyweight bout.

Full UFC Newark Results

It’s certain to have a great day of fights. Check out MMA News’ UFC Newark results below:

Main Card (ESPN, 3PM ET)

Welterweight bout: Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler

Round 1: Covington shot for a takedown right out of the gate but Lawler sprawled and landed some good strikes. Covington clinched and went for a takedown but Lawler stuffed it again. They end up on the fence with Covington working for a takedown. Covington got a takedown and locked up both legs that got him to take the back but Lawler stood up and landed a nice elbow strike. Covington dragged him down and got his back again. Covington went for a choke but Colby let it go. Covington stayed on him to try to tire him out. 

Round 2: Covington took him down twice in this round but Lawler was able to get back to his feet. Covington landed some sold combos before dragging him back down and trying to get a choke but couldn’t lock it in. Lawler got back to his feet but wasn’t throwing a ton of volume. 

Round 3: Covington continues to dominate with takedowns. Lawler started to let his hands go and they had some decent exchanges close. Covington with a jump knee and a double leg behind it. Lawler stuffs it and breaks to range. With a minute left, Colby had thrown 200 strikes, per the stats. 

Round 4: Covington continued to push the pace with landing any combo that he wanted with Lawler looking for an answer against a blitz of strikes that just didn’t stop. It turned into a boxing bout with neither fighter giving up any ground. Covington took him down and got his back before Lawler got to his feet in quick fashion. 

Round 5: Covington didn’t remove his foot from the gas pedal as he continued to push the pace and outstrike the former champ. Covington had thrown over 500 strikes. Lawler fired up with two minutes to go and was throwing for the fences. Colby landed a spinning back fist to close the show. 

Official Result: Colby Covington def. Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)

  • Lightweight bout: Jim Miller def. Clay Guida by submission (guillotine choke) at :58 of Round 1
  • Lightweight bout: Nasrat Haqparast def. Joaquim Silva by knockout (punches) at :36 of Round 2
  • Middleweight bout: Gerald Meerschaert def. Trevin Giles by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:49 of Round 3
  • Lightweight bout: Scott Holtzman def. Dong Hyun Ma by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
  • Light heavyweight bout: Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Darko Stosic by unanimous decision (29-26, 28-27, 28-27)

Preliminary Card (ESPN, 12PM ET) 

  • Welterweight bout: Mickey Gall def. Salim Touahri by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Antonina Shevchenko def. Lucie Pudilova by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:20 of Round 2
  • Flyweight bout: Matt Schnell def. Jordan Espinosa by submission (triangle choke) at 1:23 of Round 1
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Lauren Murphy def. Mara Romero Borella by TKO (strikes) at 1:46 of Round 3
  • Catchweight Bout: Claudio Silva def. Cole Williams by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:35 of Round 1
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Miranda Granger def. Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)