Stephen Thompson vs. Robbie Lawler Targeted for January

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A war between major names in the UFC welterweight division is the works for an unannounced event in January, as Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson is targeted to take on former champion Robbie Lawler.

Thompson (14-3-1) has put together a record of 8-3-1 since joining the UFC back in 2012 and holds notable victories over fighters such as Robert Whittaker, Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald, and Jorge Masvidal. "Wonderboy" is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Darren Till in May.

Lawler (28-12-1NC) has held championship belts in the UFC, Strikeforce, and EliteXC during a professional MMA career that spans all the way back to 2001. "Ruthless" Robbie has earned wins over names such as Rory MacDonald, Matt Brown, Johny Hendricks, Carlos Condit, and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. He was most recently defeated by Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision in December of last year.


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