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Weidman hits the walkway to the strains of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. Solid. Tom Lawlor struts to the cage working an exercise band with a sweatband on his head to “Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton John.
Round 1: They touch gloves and get after it, Lawlor landing a nice one-two. Weidman throws a kick to the body that Lawlor blocks. Lawlor overextends on a punch and Weidman takes him down. Weidman slaps on the D’arce choke and cranks it, Lawlor won’t tap and goes to sleep.
In a nice moment of sportsmanship, Weidman tries to help wake Lawlor up. Filthy gets up no worse for the wear after a few moments.
Chris Weidman defeated Tom Lawlor via submission (D’arce choke) at 2:07 of round 1