“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will meet Canada’s Rory “Ares” MacDonald at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas, UFC officials announced on Tuesday evening.
After returning to the UFC in 2013 following a more than eight-year absence, Lawler knocked out Josh Koscheck followed by Bobby Voelker in his last two outings. The 24-year-old MacDonald is currently sporting a five-fight winning streak, including wins over B.J. Penn and Jake Ellenberger.
“We like that fight,” said UFC president Dana White during a media event last week.
UFC 167 is the UFC’s 20th anniversary celebration and is headlined by a welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.