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