Robbie Lawler joins EA Sports UFC roster


The folks at EA Sports UFC unveiled four new fighters for their roster on Thursday that included UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, top lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson, and welterweight title challenger Robbie Lawler.

Screen shots were released for all four fighters, with Lawler, who is competing in the main event of UFC 171 for the vacant welterweight title, being the most impressive out of any of the in-game characters we have seen to date.

You can see the close up below:

  • Nickname: Ruthless
  • Current Record: 22-9-0, 1NC
  • From: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, FL, USA
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 5’10” (180 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Strengths: Power, Hand Speed, Takedown Defense

With a skill-set divided down the middle between striking and takedowns, it’s little wonder that 18 of “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler’s 22 career wins have come by way of knockout. Back in the UFC after a stint in Strikeforce, Lawler immediately began working his way back up the Welterweight ladder and into the division’s top tier with three consecutive victories, including wins over Josh Koscheck and Rory MacDonald. The three fight win-streak earned him a bout with Johny Hendricks for the vacated Welterweight title.

It doesn’t get much more impressive than that.

While some of the screen shots in the past have been met with mixed reactions, there is no doubt that it is hard to find a flaw in Lawler’s in-game counterpart.

What are your thoughts on the Lawler screen shot? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

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