Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael Dos Anjos To Headline UFC Winnipeg Event

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UFC Winnipeg (UFC on FOX 26) takes place December 16 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In one corner, we'll have former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

Next on the agenda as he climbs the 170lb. ladder once again is yet another former lightweight star in Rafael Dos Anjos. This news was announced by the UFC on Thursday morning. The 35-year-old brawler then returned to "The Octagon" almost a year to the day later and proceeded to defeat Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone via unanimous decision. After being knocked out by Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 in July 2016, he spent a year away from the cage before returning at UFC 214 this past July.

Dos Anjos recently submitted longtime contender Neil Magny with shocking ease at September 9's UFC 215, his second win at welterweight after he beat former Strikeforce 170-pound champ Tarec Saffiedine in his weight class debut in Singapore this June.

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This time around, a perennial lightweight contender in Donald Cerrone stood in his way, and the two went back-and-forth in a hellacious contest, as Lawler prevailed by decision.

Along with this massive booking, two other exciting UFC on Fox 26 fights have also been announced: one pairing Galore Bofando with Chad Laprise, and another pitting Nordine Taleb against Sultan Aliev.

A meeting of ex-champs is now the headliner for UFC on FOX 26. Now operating out of Henri Hooft's Combat Club, Lawler has won six of his past seven bouts, a knockout loss to Tyron Woodley his only misstep.

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