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Robbie Lawler Vs. Matt Brown Booked For UFC On FOX 12

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Welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will meet in July at UFC on FOX 12 for the right to be the No. 1 contender to Johny Hendricks’ title. The bout was made official by UFC president Dana White on Tuesday.

Set for July 26, the card takes place from San Jose and the SAP Center. Other previously reported fights include Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Josh Thomson vs. Michael Johnson.

Lawler (23-10) is coming off a victory over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173. Prior to that, he was defeated by Hendricks in a bout for the vacant UFC welterweight championship.

The former Strikeforce fighter is 8-4 during two stints inside the Octagon. The 32-year-old is 12-6 with one no-contest since a 2006 loss to Jason “Mayhem” Miller.

Brown (19-11) has put together an impressive seven-fight win streak that includes six stoppage wins. He finished Erick Silva earlier this month and has turned himself into a contender after going just 1-4 over a five-fight stretch from 2010-11.

Hendricks is sidelined recovering from bicep surgery. Also, top welterweights Tyron Woodley and Rory MacDonald are set to meet in June.

Below is the current lineup:

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Michael Johnson

Featherweight: Clay Guida vs. Dennis Bermudez

Lightweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank

Featherweight: Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat

Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Hernani Perpetuo

Light Heavyweight: Kyle Kingsbury vs. TBA

3 COMMENTS
  • fanoftna33 says:

    Great fight but this will be Robbies third fight in 5 months against very high level guys and so far he has gone 8 hard rounds. Tough pick here as Brown might get a burned out Lawler, but if Robbie is on point it is his fight to lose.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    I am stoked for this fight!!! It could be a classic.

    My prediction is that it will be another dominant win for The Immortal. He is dangerous everywhere and won’t have to stand and trade with Robbie like Ellenberger and Hendricks did.

    Brown by submission in round 2.

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  • Niv says:

    Matt Brown’s impressive streak is going to come to an end. Should be a great fight while it lasts, but I see Lawler by stoppage in 2nd round.

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