Welterweight Champ Robbie Lawler to face Rory MacDonald at UFC 189

UFC President Dana White announced that Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler will take on Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas International Fight week.

The rematch between the two fighters will serve as the co-main event on a card headlined by Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo who will face Conor McGregor. This may come as a surprise to some as traditionally UFC has the higher weight class serve as the main event, but UFC confirmed this not to be the case.

This is not the first time these two welterweights have fought as these two faced each other at UFC 167 where Lawler won a split decision over MacDonald.

Rory MacDonald initially was suppose to face Hector Lombard at UFC 186 at the Bell Centre in Montreal but Lombard failed a drug test where he tested positve for desoxymethyltestosterone.

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