As the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The UFC wasn't able to get an exciting fight out of rising star Rory MacDonald last time out, so it's giving it another shot against a fighter whose style is even more likely to produce fireworks.
MMAJunkie is reporting that MacDonald will face Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, which will take place on November 16 at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas. The only other confirmed fight for that card is the main event, featuring Georges St-Pierre defending his welterweight championship against Johny Hendricks.
The winner of the MacDonald-Lawler bout probably won't be next in line for a shot at that particular belt, but he could be right on the cusp. MacDonald should be closer, but he disappointed fans and Dana White with his extra cautious decision victory over Jake Ellenberger last month. He'll be looking for a more exciting win to restore some of his lost luster.
He should get a willing dance partner in Lawler, who has knocked out both the men he's faced since returning to the UFC in February. Seemingly refreshed and fully focused, his aggressive, offense-minded style has a great chance to bring out the best in MacDonald.
The welterweight division also features the fighter with the most sizzling hot streak in the UFC at the moment, Matt Brown. No matter how UFC 167 turns out, it doesn't look like it's going to be boring at 170 any time soon.
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