On Monday, it was reported that Dana White is targeting UFC 233 to involve newcomer Ben Askren taking on former Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler. This will mark the debut of Askren, as well as Lawler’s return after a year off due to injuries.
Lawler, who last lost to Rafael Dos Anjos, was recently linked to a fight against Stephen Thompson. He is no stranger to fighting the best, as he has gone face-to-face with Rory MacDonald, Carlos Condit, Johnny Hendricks, and Tyron Woodley in the past.
Askren is confident in his words, and with his undefeated streak at ONE Championship, he has every right to be. To debut against a former champion in Lawler is huge, but a victory would make an impact on the UFC. Askren holds victories over notable fighters such as Lyman Good, Douglas Lima and Shinya Aoki.
UFC 233 is scheduled for January 26th in Anaheim. If you’re a UFC fan in general, this is a bout you don’t want to miss.
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