Tyron Woodley likely next for Robbie Lawler at UFC 201
<p dir="ltr">Tyron Woodley is rumored to be next in line for a shot at the welterweight title.</p>
<p dir="ltr">UFC President Dana White<a href="http://mmajunkie.com/2016/04/dana-white-says-robbie-lawler-targeted-for-ufc-201-or-ufc-202-likely-against-tyron-woodley"> discussed the possibility </a>of the matchup when speaking to AXS TV broadcasters ringside at RFA 37. White was in attendance scouting for fighters who could potentially be signed by the UFC as part of his YouTube web series <em>Lookin’ for a Fight</em>.</p>
<p dir="ltr">"He's terrorizing me for UFC 200 like every fighter is right now," White said of the welterweight champion, "but Robbie is going to fight at either 201 or 202… I don't know who yet but more than likely it’s going to be Woodley.”</p>
<p dir="ltr">Lawler (27-10, 1 NC) has won five fights straight since losing a unanimous decision to Johny Hendricks at UFC 171 in the 2014 Fight of the Year. He beat Hendricks in their rematch months later and has defended the belt twice since.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Woodley (15-3) last fought at UFC 183 when he beat Kelvin Gastelum via split-decision. He was expected to face Johny Hendricks in October but the fight was cancelled after Hendricks was hospitalized due to weight cutting complications. Since then, Woodley has remained on the sidelines with hopes of getting the next title shot.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.