Tyron Woodley Pulls Out Of Rematch With Lawler
Tyron Woodley was set to make his first return to action since losing his belt to Kamaru Usman. Unfortunately, those plans are being put on the shelf a little longer.
Woodley was set to face off in a rematch against Robbie Lawler. This is a replay on their original fight, in which Woodley won via first round KO. This bout was where “The Chosen One” won the UFC’s Welterweight Championship.
The bout was slated to take place at UFC Minneapolis, on June 29th. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Woodley is forced to withdraw due to injury.
BREAKING: Tyron Woodley has been forced to withdraw from his June 29 bout against Robbie Lawler due to injury, per sources. UFC looking for a replacement to keep Lawler on the card in Minneapolis. More info coming soon to @ESPN.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 17, 2019
“BREAKING: Tyron Woodley has been forced to withdraw from his June 29 bout against Robbie Lawler due to injury, per sources. UFC looking for a replacement to keep Lawler on the card in Minneapolis. More info coming soon to @ESPN.”
This is a setback for Woodley, who is looking to rebound from his loss to Usman at UFC 235. Woodley dropped a dominating decision to Usman, in a performance that he felt sour about. According to Tyron, that was the worst fight he had ever had.
UFC Minneapolis may no longer have Tyron Woodley headlining, but it is still a fairly loaded card. It contains a co-main event of Demian Maia vs Anthony Rocco Martin. The card also contains the return of Joesph Benavidez, against Jussier Formiga.
Stay tuned to MiddleEasy for further updates on the card.
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