Sources told MMA Fighting a hand injury will force Woodley out of his scheduled main event rematch against Lawler at UFC Minneapolis next month, confirming an initial report by ESPN.
Woodley (19-4-1), who dethroned then champion Lawler (28-13, 1 NC) at UFC 201 in July 2016, is looking to get back into the win column after seeing current champion Kamaru Usman walk away with his belt at UFC 235 in March.
Lawler, also a former EliteXC champion, is looking to right the ship after coming out on the wrong end of a controversial submission loss to Ben Askren at UFC 235. This marked his first bout since tearing his ACL against Rafael dos Anjos in December 2017.
UFC Minneapolis will go down inside the Target Center on June 29 in Minneapolis. Here is how the entire card stands as of now: