MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi verified with sources which Woodley and Lawler will fulfill at a welterweight Re-match at UFC on ESPN 4 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 29. ESPN was first to report the matchup.
Within their very first encounter straight back at UFC 201 on July 30, 2016, Woodley defeated Lawler by first-round knockout to develop into the UFC welterweight champion.
With losing, Woodley dropped to 19-4-1 in his career and 9-3-1 at the UFC.
Lawler (28-13, 1 NC) has lost three of his past four and also is coming out of a first-round entry loss to Ben Askren at UFC 235, due to wasn’t without any controversy because referee Herb Dean mastered that Lawler was choked unconscious only to have Lawler spring up and immediately demonstration the stoppage. No matter the result stood, and Lawler now has the possibility to pick up a high-profile win that won’t only keep him in title contention, but avenge only the 2nd knock out loss of his own 18-year MMA career.