Good points, but still...
You all make good points about Lawlor not capitalizing on the damage he inflicted on Simpson. Nonetheless, all things being equal, I think Lawlor won the fight, though Simpson hung on in pretty impressive fashion.
Round 1: Lawlor 10-8
Round 2: Lawlor 10-9
Round 3: Simpson 10-9
I'd love to watch a rematch, though this time, Simpson will be wise to Lawlor's new-found punching ability. He won't come into the next fight thinking he can outclass Lawlor standing up, which will be a disadvantage for Lawlor. Nevertheless, Lawlor needs to keep hitting his opponent when he's rocked him and not try for a silly takedown, thus giving the guy time to recover. A pretty freshman mistake, if you ask me. That said, these guys are brutes. Would love to see a rematch.