Tyron Woodley-Robbie Lawler Rematch to Headline UFC on ESPN 4 in Minneapolis

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 27, 2019

A welterweight rematch pitting Tyron Woodley against Robbie Lawler will serve as the headliner for UFC on ESPN 4 in Minneapolis.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the bout to ESPN on Wednesday. UFC on ESPN 4 takes place at the Target Center on June 29. The main card will air on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+.

Woodley claimed the welterweight throne first-round knockout of Lawler at UFC 201 in July 2016. He defended the belt four times thereafter before relinquishing the strap to Kamaru Usman in a five-round decision defeat at UFC 235.

Lawler has lost three of his last four Octagon appearances dating back to his setback against Woodley. Most recently, “Ruthless” fell to Woodley teammate Ben Askren in controversial fashion, when referee Herb Dean ruled that Lawler was unconscious from a bulldog choke 3:20 into the opening round. Prior to that, Lawler was nearly on the verge of a stoppage victory himself after slamming his opponent to the ground and unloading with vicious ground-and-pound.

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