Lawler-dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg

Lawler-dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg

Lawler, a former welterweight champion, and No.1-ranked contender, looks to step back towards a title shot when he meets one-time lightweight titleholder and No. 5-ranked welterweight Rafael dos Anjos. The bout will serve as the card's main event.

A meeting of ex-champs is now the headliner for UFC on FOX 26.

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler's return to the Octagon is set.

Lawler, who now owns a lifetime professional mixed martial arts record of 28-11 (9-2 UFC), will be heading into his second bout since losing the welterweight title to Tyron Woodley in July 2016.

Dos Anjos recently submitted longtime contender Neil Magny with shocking ease at September 9's UFC 215, his second win at welterweight after he beat former Strikeforce 170-pound champ Tarec Saffiedine in his weight class debut in Singapore this June.

Lawler, a heavy-handed striker, was awarded Fight of the Year honors in 2015 for his bloody war against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189. On Thursday morning, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced its headlining bout for UFC on FOX 26 which will take place on December 16 at MTS Centre. RDA, who bested Anthony Pettis to win the 155lb title in the UFC, lost the strap to Eddie Alvarez, then suffered a defeat against Tony Ferguson back in November 2016.

Having lost his lightweight crown to Eddie Alvarez a year ago and then being defeated by Tony Ferguson, Dos Anjos stepped up to welterweight in 2017, where he duly dispatched the likes of Tarec Saffiedine and Neil Magny, whom he submitted last month.

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