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Report: Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley the plan for UFC 201

UFC Tonight report revealed the company plans to have welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (27-10-0, 1NC) defend his belt against #1 contender Tyron Woodley (15-3-0) at UFC 201 July 30th.

Nothing is set in stone, however. The card, as always, is subject to change.

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The news prompted Woodley to take to Twitter to declare his excitement.

UFC 201 will take place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. White said earlier in April that UFC 202 is also a possibility for the bout.

Lawler last defended the title with an exciting split-decision win over Carlos Condit at UFC 195 in January.

Woodley earned a split-decision win over Kelvin Gastelum at Ufc 183 in January of 2015. He was supposed to fight Johny Hendricks at UFC 192, but Hendricks pulled out late after experiencing weight-cutting issues.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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