Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos to headline UFC's next FOX special

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

The promotion announced today that ex-welterweight champ Robbie Lawler (28-11 MMA, 13-5 UFC) will take on ex-lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos (27-9 MMA, 16-7 UFC), who seeks to win a belt at 170 pounds after joining the division earlier this year.

The main event could very well be a title eliminator, meaning the victor would likely get a crack at current 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley, who won the belt off Lawler via knockout at UFC 201 in July of 2016.

The fight will headline UFC on FOX 26, which will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A meeting of ex-champs is now the headliner for UFC on FOX 26.

Dos Anjos promised to make his fight with Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) an entertaining one by pushing the action. Does the victor fight Tyron Woodley next?

The 35-year-old defended his title twice before losing to Woodley in Fight of the Year candidates against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit.

Lawler sat out for nearly exactly one year after suffering a knockout loss to Tyron Woodley that cost him the welterweight title in 2016.

Dos Anjos, meanwhile, last fought at UFC 215, also in Canada, when he dominated long-time contender Neil Magny to a first-round submission win. This is a fight that has the potential to be fantastic, and the victor, could very well lock up a title shot.

Cirkunov, who fights out of Toronto by way of Riga, Latvia, will be looking to avenge a loss to Volkan Oezdemir, which happened on the same night Teixeira lost to Gustafsson.

The event will be aired live on CTV TWO and RDS 2.

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