The finish came in the opening around locking a choke to find the submission triumph over former champion Robbie Lawler as a blown call by the referee, however, the close of the fight will live in infamy.
Before the fight was finished, Askren got off to just about the worst start as he instantly tried to take Lawler into the mat in the opening moments and got reversed, picked up and fell onto his head.
In a struggle to contact the feet, Askren caught Lawler at the rarely seen bulldog choke since he wrenched up on the head lock and attempted to find the entry.
Upon replay, Lawler’s hands fell but it appeared he gave up a ‘thumbs-up ’ to provide the referee the nod that he was OK however, a split ceased second after.
By first round entry with the finish coming to the opening around 3:20, Askren Understands the triumph in the end.
By having the work done whilst undefeated in his fighting career within his UFC debut Askren silenced a great deal of doubters.