Time for the fights to start rolling. UFC’s potnential mega card in March is beginning to pack up the night with fights as a Light Heavyweight bout between Corey Anderson and Tom Lawler has been set for March 5th.
Anderson (7-1, 4-1 in UFC), the Ultimate Fighter season 19 winner is coming off back to back decision wins against Jan Blanchowicz and Fabio Maldonado. His only blemish thus far in the UFC is against Gian Vilante where he fell the Serra-Longo student via strikes late in the third round.
Tom Lawler (10-5, 6-4 in UFC) made his return to Mma competition last year, after a 2-year hiatus, against Gian Vilante at Light Heavyweight. He shocked many after knocking out Vilante in devastating fashion. Lawler is one of the very few fighters in the UFC to have won every type of fight night bonuses (Fight, Submission, Knockout, and Performance).
UFC 197 takes place March 5th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The card thus far is as follows:
-Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor
-Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate
-Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawler
-Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb