Winnipeg, hold on to your hats. On Thursday morning, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced its headlining bout for UFC on FOX 26 which will take place on Dec. 16 at MTS Centre.
In the main event, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will clash with former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos.
The winner should secure a title shot at 170-pounds.
Dos Anjos made his welterweight debut earlier this year in a bout against Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. Since making the move to 170 pounds, dos Anjos has hauled off two straight wins.
Lawler, meanwhile, has fought just once since losing his title to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 in Atlanta last summer. In his only action since the title fight, Lawler scored a unanimous decision over fellow fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
The latest UFC on FOX 26 fight card can be seen below:
- Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
- Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira
- Jared Cannonier vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Alessio Di Chirico
- Julian Marquez vs. Vitor Miranda
- Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins