Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is just one victory away from getting his Tyron Woodley rematch, after coughing up the crown to “The Chosen One” at UFC 201 back in July 2016.
The means to that end is a definitive win over ex-lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who finagled a “Ruthless” showdown for the 170-pound main event of UFC on FOX 26, which takes place on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
No interim belt needed.
During today’s UFC 217 pre-fight press conference in Toronto (watch the replay here), promotion president Dana White told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that Woodley would face the winner of Lawler vs. Dos Anjos at some point in 2018.
Dana White confirms winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos gets the next shot at Tyron Woodley #UFC217
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) October 13, 2017
Woodley was last seen capturing a boring unanimous decision win over Demian Maia at the UFC 214 pay-per-view (PPV) event last summer and lost his chance at Georges St-Pierre in the process.
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