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Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos staredown video from UFC on FOX 26 media day

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will get his wish and collide with ex-welterweight kingpin Robbie Lawler in the 170-pound main event of UFC on FOX 26, which takes place on Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Dos Anjos (27-9) abandoned the 155-pound division after consecutive losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, which he attributed to an unhealthy weight cut. Since his transition to 170 pounds, “RDA” scored wins over Tarec Saffiedine and Neil Magny.

Lawler (28-11, 1 NC) took a year off from mixed martial arts (MMA) following his knockout loss to Tyron Woodley in summer 2016. The rejuvenated slugger returned at UFC 214 to score a close decision victory over veteran “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone.

Watch them face off at the UFC on FOX 26 media day above.

UFC on FOX 26 will also feature grizzled veteran Ricardo Lamas, who looks to quell the uprising of venerable featherweight bruiser Josh Bennett, while Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov collide for a spot in the 205-pound title chase.

To see the finalized UFC on FOX 27 fight card and line up click here.

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