Oh my stars. Yet another stunning upheaval at the top of the UFC.
We were just getting over Holly Holm's shock upset when Tyron Woodley comes along and blasts overwhelming favourite Robbie Lawler with a first round KO.
Robbie Lawler was a 1/2 favourite - the biggest of his career going into his fourth defense of the welterweight title. But it wasn't to be for Lawler, who was floored just two minutes into the first round:
NEW UFC WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION! @TWooodley's unbelievable first-round KO!🔥🔥🔥 #UFC201 https://t.co/BKBDrddCat
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) July 31, 2016
Woodley started brightly, and was always on top - giving the UFC a seventh newly crowned champion this year. People were stunned:
HOLY FUCKING SHIT SOMEBODY DID IT!!!!!!! #UFC0201
— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) July 31, 2016
198, 199, 200, 201 ... Four straight PPVs ended with a new champ. All in somewhat stunning fashion, too.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 31, 2016
2016 is the craziest.
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) July 31, 2016
HO-LY- SHIT! #UFC201
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) July 31, 2016
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) July 31, 2016