He was confident coming out of his corner from the opening bell and he only grew bolder when it became apparent that "Vicious" was no match for his superior stand up skills. Lawler put on a show, bobbing, weaving and blasting the late replacement with a dynamic array of strikes, including powerful hooks, tricky flying knees and thundering head kicks.
Oh, the thundering head kicks!
Lawler landed a shin to Voelker's face early in the second, which sent the former Strikeforce fighter crashing to the canvas virtually unconscious. He followed up for the kill with a savage hook-and-a-half before the referee flew in to rescue the gritty midwest veteran.
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