The fight will headline UFC on FOX 26, which will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Following RDA’s quick, submission win over Neil Magny last month, the former lightweight champ was calling for a bout with welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley. But, since the latter is dealing with a shoulder injury, the UFC’s gone in this direction.
The win over Magny was RDA’s second win in a row, after he moved up from 155 earlier this year. In June, dos Anjos earned a decision win over former Strikeforce champ, Tarec Saffiedine.
Lawler, meanwhile, is coming off a decision win over Donald Cerrone in July. That fight marked the first time “Ruthless” has fought since July, 2016, when his reign as welterweight champ was ended by a Woodley right hand.
So, there you have it. This is a fight that has the potential to be fantastic, and the winner, could very well lock up a title shot.