It’s not a regular occasion for us to host live blogs for prelim bouts, but for the farewell match of an undeniable legend? Without a doubt.
Coming hot on the heels of his UFC Hall of Fame induction, ex-welterweight champion Lawler steps back into the ring one final time, hoping to cap off his career with yet another remarkable feat. Recognized as one of the most thrilling fighters in the history of UFC, Lawler co-headlined the “Fight of the Year” for 2014, 2015, and 2016, a streak that might stand unparalleled. Today, after a career spanning 22 years, “Ruthless” Lawler is ready to retire his gloves.
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Also in the spotlight is Price, an electrifying and unpredictable fighter. Since joining the UFC in 2016, Price has earned four performance bonuses, highlighted by a memorable hammerfist knockout of Randy Brown while on his back. After suffering a knockout defeat at the hands of Phil Rowe last December, Price is now gearing up to rebound with a career-defining victory against a true icon of the sport.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
What is the main event of the UFC 290 prelims?
The main event of the UFC 290 prelims is a fight between Robbie Lawler and Niko Price.
Why is the Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price fight significant?
This fight is significant because it is Robbie Lawler’s final fight. Lawler, a former welterweight champion and recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee, is ending his 22-year career.
Who are Robbie Lawler and Niko Price?
Robbie Lawler is a former welterweight champion and recent inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. Niko Price is an exciting fighter who has earned four performance bonuses since joining UFC in 2016.
When and where is the UFC 290 taking place?
UFC 290 is taking place on a Saturday in Las Vegas. However, the exact date isn’t specified in the text.
What is the significance of Lawler’s ‘Fight of the Year’ mention?
Robbie Lawler was one half of the “Fight of the Year” in 2014, 2015, and 2016, an achievement which signifies his remarkable contributions to the sport and underscores his legacy.
Who is Niko Price’s previous opponent?
Niko Price’s previous opponent was Phil Rowe, to whom Price lost by knockout in December.