The main event is set for this coming December’s UFC On Fox 26 card and it is a welterweight division attraction as former UFC Welterweight Champion #1 Robbie Lawler faces former UFC Lightweight Champion #5 Rafael Dos Anjos.
Lawler (28-11-0-1NC) hasn’t competed since this past July at UFC 214, where he defeated Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision. Lawler won the UFC Welterweight Title when he defeated Johny Hendricks by decision at UFC 181, but would lose it to Tyron Woodley by knockout at UFC 201. Lawler is back on a UFC On Fox card for the first time in over three years, with his last appearance at this event coming at UFC On Fox 12 in July of 2014.
Dos Anjos (29-7-0) has been undefeated since moving up to the welterweight division, defeating Neil Magny and Tarec Saffiedine. Dos Anjos won the UFC Lightweight Title by defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, but lost the gold to Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 90. During his extended run as a lightweight in the UFC, the Brazilian fighter earned a record of 14-7-0 in the division.
UFC On Fox 26 takes place on Saturday, December 16 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.