Two new matchups have been added to the UFC 201 lineup.
The main event will feature welterweight champion Robbie Lawler as he looks to defend his title against #3 ranked Tyron Woodley. The co-headliner, also a title fight, will be between Demetrious Johnson and Wilson Reis with the winner facing the winner of TUF 24. The latest bouts announced on the card are a heavyweight matchup between Anthony Hamilton and Damian Grabowski as well as a bantamweight fight between Francisco Rivera and Erik Perez.
After a Fight of the Night loss to John Lineker, Francisco Rivera (11-6, 1 NC) faced Brad Pickett in his hometown of London where he ended up on the wrong side of a controversial split-decision. Rivera’s last win came over Alex Caceres who he knocked out in just 21 seconds. Erik Perez (15-6), a product of the Jackson’s MMA camp in New Mexico, is coming off of a decision win over Taylor Lapilus at UFC Fight Night 78. The 26-year old began his UFC career in 2012 with a three-fight win streak with three finishes before suffering a split-decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki.
Anthony Hamilton (14-5) has gone 2-2 in his past four bouts, scoring wins over Daniel Omielańczuk and Ruan Potts and suffering losses to Shamil Abdurakhimov and Todd Duffee. Damian Grabowski (20-3), who will be making his second UFC appearance, is coming off of a knockout loss to Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 82 in his debut.
UFC 201 will be held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30.