It seems like quite the welterweight slugfest is set to go down in a couple of months. Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Mike Perry vs Robbie Lawler is set to go down at UFC 255 on November 21st per multiple sources.
These two welterweights matching up with each other reads like a barnburner fight, on paper. There is no official news on the venue. But it is theorized that the card will go down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Lawler has been on a bit of a rough skid lately as the former UFC welterweight champ has dropped his last four fights. Ruthless last competed on August 29th when he dropped a unanimous decision to Neil Magny.
Robbie Lawler’s last victory inside the UFC cage was in July 2017. He secured a unanimous decision victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 214.
Perry recently rebounded from his own spell of bad luck. After finding himself on the heels of back to back losses, Platinum returned to the win column. Mike Perry did this by notching a unanimous decision victory over Mickey Gall on June 27th.
Mike Perry vs Robbie Lawler
This fight announcement comes after many in the MMA community are still discussing a video of Perry striking a man in a restaurant. This came in the days after the aforementioned Gall victory. The clip went viral and even prompted UFC president Dana White to suggest that Mike Perry seek professional help.
Sources that communicated to ESPN’s Helwani indicated that Mike Perry recently completed a 30-day intensive anger management program. This was done as a response to how the controversial video was received.
After both stepped into the cage this summer, Lawler and Perry ready for their sophomore performance of 2020 with this fight. Lawler is still ranked at #15 per the official UFC divisional hierarchies and Perry is presently unranked within the 170-pound division.
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