An exciting welterweight bout between former champion Robbie Lawler and perennial contender Donald Cerrone has been added to UFC 213.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN announced the bout.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 3, 2017
UFC 213 will be held on July 8, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following two title defences over Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 and Carlos Condit at UFC 195, Lawler dropped the title to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 in Atlanta. The loss snapped a five-fight winning streak for the former champion.
Cerrone is also coming off a loss, which snapped a four-fight winning streak of his own since moving to welterweight. A second round TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña was Cerrone’s first loss at 170lbs.
With this announcement, UFC 213 now looks like this:
Fabrício Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone