UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg gets massive welterweight headliner

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos headlines UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

Former champions Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night on December 16 at Winnipeg's Bell MTS Place.

The fight will headline UFC on FOX 26, which will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the other, we'll have former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov (13-3) will take on No. 3 American-based Brazilian Glover Teixeira, the UFC also announced Thursday in a release. After being knocked out by Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 in July 2016, he spent a year away from the cage before returning at UFC 214 this past July. As such, this fight could very well produce the welterweight division's next title challenger. Against dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26, he'll look to string together a couple of wins to work his way back into title contention.

Dos Anjos recently submitted longtime contender Neil Magny with shocking ease at September 9's UFC 215, his second win at welterweight after he beat former Strikeforce 170-pound champ Tarec Saffiedine in his weight class debut in Singapore this June. That fight marked the first time "Ruthless" has fought since July, 2016, when his reign as welterweight champ was ended by a Woodley right hand. UFC Winnipeg, otherwise known as UFC on Fox 26, takes place December 16.

The 35-year-old defended his title twice before losing to Woodley in Fight of the Year candidates against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit.

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