Robbie Lawler - StrikeforcePromotion officials are currently hard at work trying to assemble the UFC 157 fight card, and it looks like they’re trying to fill it up before everyone checks out for a little holiday cheer.

The UFC announced a couple of UFC 157 bouts on Wednesday, and MMAWeekly.com confirmed reports of an as yet unofficial match-up between Josh Koscheck and former Strikeforce fighter Robbie Lawler.

The Koscheck vs. Lawler bout was first reported by the Orange County Register.

The two will meet in a welterweight match-up on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Koscheck (17-6) enters the bout coming off of a split decision loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC on Fox 3 back in May. He had been slated to face Jake Ellenberger in September, but had to pull out of the fight due to a back injury.

Lawler (19-9) has had a much rougher go of it over the past few years. His tenure in Strikeforce never saw him gain any traction, amassing a 3-5 record while fighting for the promotion.

He’ll be looking to ignite a new spark in his career at UFC 157. The fight marks Lawler’s drop to welterweight and his return to the Octagon.

Lawler rose to prominence during his first tenure in the UFC, fighting there from 2002 to 2004, primarily as a welterweight.

Ronda Rousey puts her newly minted UFC women’s bantamweight championship belt on the line against Liz Carmouche in the UFC 157 main event.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest UFC 157 news and fight card updates.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 88 Video: Weigh-In Altercation Between Renan Barao and Jeremy Stephens

  • 28 days ago
  • 56 views

Former bantamweight champion Renan Barao makes his UFC featherweight debut against Jeremy Stephens on Sunday, and the two got into a shoving match during the official weigh-in. read news >>

UFC 199 Countdown Video: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2

  • 23 days ago
  • 79 views

Luke Rockhold makes his first title defense, as Michael Bisping gets his long-awaited shot at the belt. UFC 199 Countdown takes you inside the lives and training camps. read news >>

Bisping makes big gains in new rankings

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 views

Considering the road he’s been on to the top, it’s hard to think that anybody could have envisioned Michael Bisping cracking the Top 15 of the pound-for-pound rankings. But as Bisping proved at UFC 1 read news >>

Muhammad Makes Debut against Jouban in July

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 views

Unbeaten as a pro, Chicago's Belal Muhammad will make his Octagon debut on July 7 in Las Vegas when he faces Alan Jouban in a welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. read news >>

Conor McGregor Makes Forbes Top 100 Highest-Paid Athletes List

  • 17 days ago
  • 103 views

Forbes published their top 100 hihest-paid athletes in the world list this week and it included one mixed martial artist, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. read news >>

Robbie Lawler Talks Conor McGregor Before UFC 201 Title Fight vs. Tyron Woodley

  • 16 days ago
  • 105 views

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler said he "wasn't too worried" about his previously rumored Conor McGregor fight and would have taken the featherweight's soul if they went head-to-head. "His so read news >>

Bellator 156 Gets New Co-Main Event, Fight Card Finalized

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

An injury to Bellator 158 competitor Josh Koscheck has paved the way for a new co-main event at Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2, pitting Chidi Njokuani against Thiago Jambo. read news >>

Undefeated Jonathan Meunier Replaces Teammate, Makes Debut at UFC Ottawa

  • 15 days ago
  • 11 views

Unbeaten Canadian prospect Jonathan Meunier will replace his injured Tristar teammate Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 89 against Colby Covington. It will be Meunier's promotional debut. UFC officials read news >>

The Beaten Path: Middleweight Prospect Phil Hawes Makes a Powerful Sales Pitch

  • 12 days ago
  • 11 views

Aluminum siding salesmen, take note. This is how you close a deal. It takes guts to be an MMA fighter. Knocking on the door of the sport’s most high-profile gym, essentially as a stranger, with nothi read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson

  • 10 days ago
  • 38 views

The UFC makes its first trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, this Saturday with an excellent Fight Night offering on Fox Sports 1. In the main event, former title contender Rory MacDonald makes his retur read news >>