During UFC on FOX 21 this past weekend, Dana White stated that Robbie Lawler is desperate to get back into the cage following his KO loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201.
Dana White says Robbie Lawler is calling him everyday trying to get a fight right now#UFCVancouver
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) August 27, 2016
Following this announcement, former UFC lightweight title contender and now welterweight contender, Donald Cerrone put his name in the hat.
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) August 28, 2016
Well, now it seems like this fight will take place at UFC 205. UFC 205 will be held on November 12, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Not official yet … But I'm hearing things are moving quickly in the direction of Lawler vs. Cerrone in NY.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 1, 2016
Cerrone (31-7-1 MMA) is riding an impressive four-fight winning streak following a first round TKO loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 for the UFC lightweight title. A submission win against Alex Oliveira has been followed up by TKO wins over Patrick Côté and Rock Story at welterweight.