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Tom Lawlor returns to action against Chris Weidman at UFC 139

Joe Silva continues to put pen to paper with recent fight announcements. The names this time read that of middleweights Chris Weidman and Tom Lawlor with the event being UFC 139 in San Jose.

UFC made the official announcement on their website.

Undefeated in six professional fights, Weidman, a student under Matt Serra and a former All-American wrestler, looks to continue climbing the 185 ladder. He made his UFC debut this past March, picking up a decision victory against veteran Alessio Sakara and then scored “Submission of the Night” honors at UFC 131 with a Guillotine Choke on Jesse Bongfeldt. In both of those fights the New York native stepped up on short notice.

Known for his personality as much as his fighting skill, Lawlor got back to basics against Patrick Cote last October. After suffering defeats against Aaron Simpson and Joe Doerksen in highly entertaining slugfests, The Ultimate Fighter 8 alumni went back to his wrestling roots against “The Predator” en route to a unanimous decision win. “Filthy” Tom had been originally scheduled to fight at UFC 134, but his opponent, Maiquel Falcao was suddenly released by the company. He was again scheduled for action against Kyle Noke at UFC on VS. 5 but had to pull out with an injury. Now healthy, Lawlor finally looks to get back into the Octagon over a year since his last bout.

UFC 138 is scheduled for November 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. While not official, the long awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos is expected to headline the event.


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