Robbie Lawler is getting one other shot at Tyron Woodley.
MMA Combating’s Marc Raimondi confirmed with sources that Woodley and Lawler will meet in a welterweight rematch at UFC on ESPN Four at Goal Middle in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 29. ESPN was first to report the matchup.
Of their first encounter again at UFC 201 on July 30, 2016, Woodley defeated Lawler by first-round knockout to develop into the UFC welterweight champion.
“The Chosen One” went on to efficiently defend the title 4 consecutive occasions (as soon as through majority draw) towards Stephen Thompson (at UFC 205 and UFC 209), Demian Maia (at UFC 214), and Darren Until (at UFC 228) earlier than dropping it in a five-round unanimous choice loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March.
With the loss, Woodley fell to 19-Four-1 in his profession and 9-Three-1 within the UFC.
Lawler (28-13, 1 NC) has misplaced three of his final 4 and is coming off of a first-round submission loss to Ben Askren at UFC 235, a outcome that wasn’t with out controversy as referee Herb Dean dominated that Lawler was choked unconscious solely to have Lawler spring up and instantly protest the stoppage. Regardless, the outcome stood, and Lawler now has the prospect to select up a high-profile win that won’t solely preserve him in title rivalry, however avenge simply the second knockout lack of his 18-year MMA profession.
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