Ben Askren, one of the most notable college wrestlers of his time, made his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler of the heavyweight division. Askren was able to get Lawler in a headlock, but the referee perhaps incorrectly called an early decision, believing Lawler was unconscious. Instead, Lawler immediately protested the decision, but it was too late.
Yikes, Dana White should have plenty to say about this. Askren challenged White after the fight, asking if Lawler was really the best matchup for him. In just his first fight, Askren is already building up a UFC reputation. That didn't take long.
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