The UFC just announced their latest scheduled ‘big’ fight and it really is a BIG one. It looks as if the former lightweight champ, Rafael Dos Anjos, will take on the former welterweight champ, Robbie Lawler. Both RDA and Lawler are coming off of wins and are eyeing that #1 spot.
Dos Anjos is on a two-fight win streak since making the move to welterweight. He’s been very vocal about wanting the 170 lb title. Thus far, he’s had impressive wins over both Neil Magny and Tarec Saffiedine.
As for Lawler, since dropping his title to Tyron Woodley he fought and beat Cowboy Cerrone. More than likely, RDA and Lawler fighting means a chance to vie for the top contender spot.
According to UFC.com:
“Winnipeg, Canada – A pair of former UFC world champions will throw down in a welterweight thriller at Bell MTS Centre on December 16. UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS will see former welterweight champion and #1 ranked contender Robbie Lawler (28-11 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, USA) look to take another step back towards a title shot when he meets one-time lightweight titleholder and No. 5 ranked welterweight Rafael dos Anjos (27-9, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS will air live on Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX”