Today Dana White announced via twitter, that there would be a welter weight battle between #1 ranked Robbie Lawler against the #5 ranked Matt Brown to head line Fox 12 on July 26th in San Jose California.
Robbie Lawler (23-10) is coming off a big TKO win in the 3rd round this past weekend over Jake Ellenberg at UFC 173. Lawler has had a 4-1 stent since his return to welter weight, with his only loss being to Johny Hendricks in a 170- title fight losing by a decision.
Matt Brown (19-11) kept up his 7 fight win streak with a fight of the night win over Erick Silva in Cincinnati at Fight Night, with a hard hitting TKO in the third round. Many have called his performance against Erick Silva, one of the best fights of the year to date.
The card will take place in the HP Pavilion in San Jose. The co-main event will see Antonio Rogerio Nogueira taking on Anthony Johnson in a light heavyweight fight.
Although, it’s not confirmed it is rumored that the winner of this matchup, will be next to fight in the title fight against Johny Hendricks.
The latest UFC on FOX 12 card includes:
Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Michael Johnson vs. Josh Thomson Daron Cruickshank vs. Jorge Masvidal Dennis Bermudez vs. Clay Guida Noad Lahat vs. Steven Siler Kyle Kingsbury vs. opponent TBA.
By: Michelle Luce