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12th Oct 2017

Fans rejoice as one of the best fights possible actually gets booked

Potential title-eliminator

Ben Kiely

Whenever Robbie Lawler fights these days, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be blessed with a beautiful display of carnage.

Robbie Lawler has come a long way since falling asleep at that Strikeforce press conference before losing to Tim Kennedy. Since returning to the UFC in 2013, he has found it impossible to take part in boring fights.

After taking a break following that devastating knockout at the heavy hands of champion Tyron Woodley, Lawler returned by beating Donald Cerrone to a split decision in a hugely entertaining three-round war.

‘Ruthless’ is on the cusp of getting that rematch with ‘the Chosen One’ and it looks like one more win will grant him that honour. His next fight has been confirmed and it promises to be an absolute barnburner against former lightweight king Rafael dos Anjos.

After suffering back-to-back losses at lightweight to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson respectively, RDA made the switch up to 170lbs. He has enjoyed tremendous success in his new division, beating

He has enjoyed tremendous success in his new division, beating Tarec Saffiedine to a unanimous decision in his divisional debut before scoring a first-round submission over Neil Magny.

The beauty of this match-up is that it’s headlining UFC on FOX 26 on December 16 in Winnipeg. That means that it will be scheduled for five rounds.

Thank you dearly, combat sports gods.