Former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler has been booked to take on former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in the Canadian city, the UFC announced Thursday. In the other, we'll have former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC Winnipeg (UFC on FOX 26) takes place December 16 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Lawler recently got back in the win column after a high-profile setback, outpointing Donald Cerrone in July at UFC 214. UFC Winnipeg, otherwise known as UFC on Fox 26, takes place December 16. Both Lawler and dos Anjos possess knockout power and is a main event that is as solid as they come as far as Fight Nights go. Now 2-0 at welterweight, Dos Anjos, like Lawler, stands out as one of the division's premier contenders. Victories over Carlos Condit, Rory MacDonald, Johny Hendricks, Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger highlight the Lawler resume, which includes a 602-day reign as UFC welterweight champion.
Dos Anjos promised to make his fight with Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) an entertaining one by pushing the action.
The win over Magny was RDA's second win in a row, after he moved up from 155 earlier this year.
Cirkunov, who fights out of Toronto by way of Riga, Latvia, will be looking to avenge a loss to Volkan Oezdemir, which happened on the same night Teixeira lost to Gustafsson.
In another light-heavyweight bout, 11th-ranked Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-7) will meet 15th-ranked American Jared Cannonier (10-2). This is a fight that has the potential to be fantastic, and the victor, could very well lock up a title shot. More fights are expected to be added.
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