UFC on FOX 26 now has a headliner as a welterweight bout featuring Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos has been announced as the main event.
UFC on Fox 26 will be held on December 16, 2017, at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Winnipeg, following UFC 161 in June 2013.
The UFC announced the bout.
After winning the UFC welterweight title at UFC 181 against Johny Hendricks, Lawler defended the belt twice, against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit before dropping the belt to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201. In his last bout, however, Lawler rebounded with a razor-thin unanimous decision win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 214.
After dropping the lightweight title and then losing to now interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, dos Anjos moved to welterweight and has won two straight. A unanimous decision win over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 before a first-round submission win over Neil Magny at UFC 215 last time out.
With this bout, UFC on FOX 26 now looks like this:
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Jared Cannonier
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Vitor Miranda vs. Julian Marquez
Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins
Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov
Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bofando
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo