Weekly MMA News Round-Up: Former UFC Champions set to collide
Champions, former champions, injuries, new signings, positive tests... claims of not enough testing... this week had a little of everything.
The week that went by was a rather eventful one in the world of MMA. Pregnancies were announced, former UFC Champions were pitted against each other and Dana White ran his mouth — as usual. So, without any further ado, let's get to our weekly round-up.
Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Anjos is set to headline UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
In case you haven't heard, two former champions are set to square off with a title shot on the line. Robbie Lawler, the former Welterweight champion, is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 214 and looking to retain the belt he lost at UFC 201 back in July of 2016.
Former Lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has gone 2-0 since moving up to the 170 lb division as he has earned big victories over former (and final) Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine and Neil Magny.
For Lawler, this will be his first five round fight since he lost his title to Tyron Woodley.
Also announced for UFC on Fox 26 is a rematch between former UFC and WEC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas along with a Welterweight battle pitting Santiago Ponzinibbio against Mike Perry.