A few days after saying that fight fans shouldn’t expect to see the much-anticipated showdown between Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone re-booked for UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California, UFC president Dana White went ahead and booked the match for the stacked pay-per-view (PPV) event.
Lance Pugmire of the LA Times got the word straight from the horses mouth.
The bout was originally set to go down at this weekend’s (Sat., July 8, 2017) UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) event before “Cowboy” was bounced from the event due to a “super bad blood infection” that would require to be on IV’s for seven straight days.
UFC 213’s loss in now UFC 214’s gain, as the Anaheim event now features a stacked card of fights which will be headlined by a highly-anticipated Light Heavyweight championship rematch between division champion Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.
In the co-main event, Tyron Woodley will defend his Welterweight title against Demian Maia, while Cris Cyborg will attempt to win the vacant women’s Featherweight strap when she faces late-replacement Tanya Evinger.
Yes, you read that correctly, three title fights.
If that weren’t enough, Jimi Manuwa will face Volkan Oezdemir in what will likely be a title eliminator bout. And when you add the hard-hitting bout between “Ruthless” and “Cowboy,” you have the best card of the year on paper thus far.
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