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UFC 201 results: Tyron Woodley silences haters by smashing Robbie Lawler, must now lasso 'Wonder Woman'

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Miocic, Bisping, Alvarez, Nunes, and now Woodley. WTF?

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For the past year-and-a-half, Tyron Woodley took a lot of shit from a lot of fans. Then again, he was taking a lot of shit from his fellow welterweights, too, like fellow 170-pound slugger Matt Brown. "The Chosen One," however, got the last laugh because "The Immortal" got knocked out at the UFC 201 pay-per-view (PPV) event, while Woodley captured the welterweight crown. Relive the madness here.

Woodley, who hasn't competed since squeaking past Kelvin Gastlelum in early 2015, looked masterful in his destruction of Robbie Lawler, who folded up in the first round of their championship showdown last night (Sat., July 30, 2016) inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Where to go from here?

HIGHLIGHTS! To watch Tyron Woodley wreck Robbie Lawler click here!

That's fairly easily when you look at the rest of the 170-pound field. The winner of Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit would certainly be an option, as they prepare to do battle at the upcoming UFC on FOX 21 event next month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

More on that fight here.

But I think it's just too hard to overlook the division No. 1 contender, Stephen Thompson, who rocked and socked his way to seven straight victories. Not only is the kickboxing phenom the most worthy contender, he's also got a little beef with Woodley.

You know, that whole "Wonder Woman" thing.

I know it's hard to come down on a guy who just lassoed the division crown, but in my eyes, beating Thompson would legitimize Woodley and back up the claims that he is, in fact, the best welterweight in the world today. That's not to detract from his Lawler win, but rather to erase the memories of the eggs he's laid in recent years.

Like this one.

As for Lawler, it's a little early to be writing his eulogy and "Ruthless" is probably one or two wins away from getting another crack at the 170-pound crown. Kelvin Gastelum would be a great rebound fight, as would the winner of Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone, who throw hands at UFC 202 in just a few weeks.

And hey, since UFC loves to do rematches, I would mind seeing Lawler do this again.

For much more on UFC 201: "Lawler vs. Woodley" including live results, play-by-play, videos, recaps, reactions and much more, head over to our UFC 201 live story stream by clicking here.