Robbie Lawler will finally return to defend his UFC Welterweight championship and will do so at UFC 201.
The UFC announced Tuesday that Robbie Lawler would meet Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley in the main event of the UFC 201 which will take place on July 30th at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.
Lawler (27-10, 12-4 in UFC) will be looking to defend his championship for the third time. He last defended his championship at UFC 195 in a razor thin decision victory against Carlos Condit that won him Fight of the Night honors. In his first title defense last Summer at UFC 189 he defeated Rory MacDonald via fifth round knockout in a bout many considered 2015’s Fight of the Year.
Woodley (15-3, 5-2 in UFC) last competed in January of 2015 at UFC 183 where he defeated Kelvin Gastelum. Prior to this win he had defeated Dong Hyun Kim by knockout. He also holds a (T)KO over Carlos Condit. His only losses in the UFC have come against Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald.
Only two other bouts are on this card thus far: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Claudio Silva, and Damien Brown vs. Cesar Arzamendia.