Cape Town - It would seem that all of Tyron Woodley’s persistence and patience may be about to pay off.
Robbie Lawler is yet to have his next title defence booked. Coming off a very entertaining split decision victory over Carlos Condit in January, Lawler (27-10) is now being linked to a defence at either UFC 201 or UFC 202 according to promotional president Dana White.
White was in attendance at Friday nights RFA 37 event where he was filming the next installment of “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight”. Dana was interviewed by the broadcast duo of Pat Miletach and Michael Schiavello where he stated that the UFC is looking to get Robbie Lawler an opponent for UFC 201 or 202 and that “It’s more than likely going to be (Tyron) Woodley.”
Woodley (15-3) was last in action at UFC 183 where he bested Kelvin Gastelum via split decision in Mexico. The former Strikeforce standout had what was a title eliminator fight with Johnny Hendricks booked last October but due to a bad weight cut Hendricks was hospitalised and the fight cancelled.
Since coming into the UFC after Zuffa purchased Strikeforce the heavy handed Woodley has gone 5-2 and holds notable victories over Josh Koscheck, Carlos Condit, Don Hyun Kim and Kelvin Gastelum. With the mix of raw power and authentic athletic ability possessed by both men, the possible match up between Woodley and Lawler will bring many interested eyes and media to which ever card officials see fit.
Dana White or the UFC has not yet announced dates for UFC 201 or UFC 202 and such details will be available on mmalatestnews.com as and when they are made public.