This Month’s MMA Birthdays: Robbie Lawler Turns 33

By Brian Knapp Mar 4, 2015
Robbie Lawler turns 33 on March 20. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Robbie Lawler will celebrate his 33rd birthday on March 20.

A Pat Miletich protégé who now operates out of American Top Team, Lawler captured the 170-pound crown with a split decision over Johny Hendricks in their UFC 181 rematch in August at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The “Ruthless” one has delivered 19 of his 25 career victories by knockout or technical knockout, carving out his place with brutally heavy hands. His list of victims includes Jake Ellenberger, Josh Koscheck, Adlan Amagov, Matt Lindland, Melvin Manhoef, Murilo Rua, Frank Trigg and Scott Smith.

Lawler will defend his welterweight championship against Tristar Gym export Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 on July 11 in Las Vegas. He already owns a win over MacDonald, having bested the Canadian by split decision in November 2013.

Those in MMA celebrating a birthday during the month of March:

MARCH 1

Taisuke Okuno (38)
Danielle West (38)
Anthony Njokuani (35)
Dominique Robinson (33)
John Howard (32)

MARCH 2

Heath Herring (37)

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Johnson, 31, on March 6.

MARCH 3

Rob Broughton (32)
Renato Velame (32)
Richard White (28)
Rodrigo Goiana de Lima (24)

MARCH 4

Abe Wagner (35)

MARCH 5

Tim Sylvia (39)
Chris Cope (32)

MARCH 6

Tsuyoshi Kosaka (45)
Anthony Johnson (31)

MARCH 7

Eun-Su Lee (33)
Xavier Foupa-Pokam (33)

MARCH 8

Marlon Sandro (38)

MARCH 9

Jun Nakamura (31)
Koji Ando (30)

MARCH 10

Sean Pierson (39)
Wilson Gouveia (37)
Jesse Lennox (33)
Lipeng Zhang (25)

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Yamamoto, 38, on March 15.

MARCH 11

Renzo Gracie (48)
Rodrigo Gracie (40)
Sako Chivitchyan (31)

MARCH 12

Alexis Vila (44)
Ricky Musgrave (31)
Rad Martinez (28)

MARCH 13

Kazuo Takahashi (46)
Justin Salas (33)
Nam Phan (32)

MARCH 14

Kiyotaka Shimizu (31)
“Judo” Jim Wallhead (31)

MARCH 15

Norifumi Yamamoto (38)
Travis Wiuff (37)

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Jung, 28, on March 17.

MARCH 16

Brad Imes (38)
Josh Pulsifer (32)

MARCH 17

Antoine Hayes (39)
Fabio Maldonado (35)
Bae Yong Kwon (34)
Chan Sung Jung (28)

MARCH 18

Nate Quarry (43)
Kyle Noke (35)
Brendan Schaub (32)

MARCH 19

Ryuichi Miki (32)
Baga Agaev (30)

MARCH 20

Daniel Cormier (36)
Rogent Lloret (36)
Robbie Lawler (33)
Goran Reljic (31)

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Cormier, 36, on March 20.

MARCH 21

John Salter (30)

MARCH 22

Andre Pederneiras (48)
Jamal Patterson (41)
Kyle Kingsbury (33)
Joe Soto (28)

MARCH 23

Mark Hunt (41)
Mukai Maromo (32)

MARCH 24

Josh Neer (32)

MARCH 25

Rory Markham (33)
Besam Yousef (30)

MARCH 26

Bor Bratovz (33)

MARCH 27

Nuri Shakir (36)
Indalecio Tat Romero (35)
Matt Jaggers (30)

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Cerrone, 32, on March 29.

MARCH 28

Jake Ellenberger (30)
Joe Ellenberger (30)

MARCH 29

Donald Cerrone (32)
Stephen Eakin (32)
Chase Beebe (30)

MARCH 30

Bibiano Fernandes (35)
Melvin Guillard (32)
Rasul Mirzaev (29)
Dan Lauzon (27)

MARCH 31

Naoya Ogawa (47)
Reese Andy (42)
Rich Clementi (39)
James Zikic (38)
Mike Kyle (35)
Marloes Coenen (34)
Ayaka Hamasaki (33)
Fabio Silva (33)
Richardson Moreira (31)
David Parker (30)
Frank Gomez (29)

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