Tyron Woodley vs. Robbie Lawler II
Heading into his UFC 214 co-main event bout with Maia, Woodley was promised a fight against former longtime champion Georges St. Pierre, who’s expected to return at some point later this year, if he were to indeed beat Maia.
Well, Woodley ended up beating Maia. In fact, he dominated the Brazilian by stuffing all 21 of his takedowns en route to a one-sided snoozefest of a unanimous decision victory, but the performance didn’t impress UFC President Dana White, and it looks as if St. Pierre will now take on middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping.
With that being said, it seems as if the logical fight to make is a rematch between Woodley and No. 3-ranked Robbie Lawler.
The duo met last summer at UFC 201 where Woodley scored a brutal knockout victory over Lawler in the first round to steal the title. The “Ruthless” one took quite a bit of time off after the bout, but he returned last night to score a victory over Donald Cerrone in an extremely exciting affair.
With no clear-cut No. 1-contender in the welterweight division, the UFC should look to book Woodley and Lawler once more.