Report: Former Champ Robbie Lawler to Battle Mike Perry Next
It's being reported that the UFC has booked Robbie Lawler for his next bout, as the former champ will battle fellow slugger, Mike Perry.
Perry to make return against Lawler
Perry ended a two-fight losing skid this past June by working his way to a decision win over Mickey Gall. Not long after the fight, however, Perry made headlines when he was captured on film punching an older man at a restaurant.
The welterweight could also be heard shouting racial slurs. The UFC announced that Perry would not be offered another bout until he had undergone professional treatment and had been evaluated.
The 29-year-old also eventually apologized for the incident.
Well, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that sources have confirmed to him that Perry and Lawler are set to fight at a November 21st card. UFC 255 will take place on that date.
The report states that a source says Perry (14-6) underwent a 30 day, “intensive” anger management program.
Lawler (28-15), meanwhile, is looking to end a four-fight losing streak. Last month he lost via decision to Neil Magny.
UFC 255 line-up
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Here is the line-up to date for UFC 255, which is expected to take place at the Apex Facility in Las Vegas.
*Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt – for flyweight title
*Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia – for women’s flyweight title
Brandon Moreno vs. Alex Perez
Ariane Lipski vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Paul Craig vs. Mauricio Rua
John Allan vs. Roman Dolidze
Jared Gooden vs. Alan Jouban
Robbie Lawler vs. Mike Perry
Card via MMA Junkie