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Woodley withdraws from fight with Lawler – Metro US

Woodley withdraws from fight with Lawler

Woodley withdraws from fight with Lawler
Reuters

UFC Fight Night in Minneapolis next month will have to be adjusted after former champion Tyron Woodley was forced to withdraw from a welterweight fight against Robbie Lawler, ESPN reported.

The June 29 fight was a rematch of a 2016 welterweight title bout, which Woodley won by knockout in the first round. At UFC 235 in March, Woodley (19-4-1) lost his 170-pound weight class title to Kamaru Usman.

In an attempt to keep Lawler (28-13) on next month’s card at Minneapolis, the search is underway for a replacement for Woodley.

There is no timeframe for Woodley’s return, and he reportedly will see a hand specialist for the injury. Woodley, 37, had surgery last year to repair a dislocated right thumb.

–Field Level Media

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