Espn’s Brett Okamoto reported has reported today that former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler will face former lightweight contender Donald Cerrone at UFC 213 on July 7. The two were originally supposed to fight at Madison Square Garden at UFC 205, but Lawler stated he needed more time from his knockout loss to current champion Tyrone Woodley.
Both fighters are known for their striking and punching power. Lawler tends have a more of a boxer-swarmer style of stalking his opponents and wearing them down at close range. Cerrone’s fighting is more of a calculated Muay Thai style that relies more on long range kicking. Cerrone tends to be slower starter, but is quick to explode once he finds his rhythm.