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Robbie Lawler Retiring at UFC 290

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 02: Robbie Lawler warms up prior to his fight during the UFC 276 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


According to Dana White, we will all witness the legend- “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler’s last fight at UFC 290, according to Dana White. UFC 290 is scheduled for July 8th, 2023, International Fight Week at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Ruthless" Steps in the Cage for the Last Time

Dana White announced via. Twitter “Lawler will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 7th for his fight with Rory MacDonald then he fights on Saturday, Robbie is the former UFC world champion.” White continued, “This kid (Lawler) is never in a boring fight. I found Robbie Lawler when he was 19 years old, and UFC 290 will be the final fight of his amazing 22-year career.”

Lawler will fight Niko Price (15-6-2 MMA, 7-6-2 UFC) at UFC 290. Lawler (29-16-1 MMA, 14-10 UFC) last fought at UFC 276 in July 2022 against Bryan Barberena, Lawler lost via. TKO in the second round. Lawler is 2-6 in his last eight bouts. Lawler’s last win was at UFC 266 in September 2021, defeating Nick Diaz via. TKO in the third round, getting revenge for the loss to Diaz at UFC 47 in 2004.

Lawler will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame for his title bout with Rory MacDonald at UFC 189. The bout between the two was legendary, as Lawler defeated MacDonald via. TKO in the fifth round in the 2015-Fight of the Year.

Lawler is a one-time Welterweight champion, winning the title at UFC 181, defeating Johny Hendricks via. Split Decision, Lawler defended the title successfully twice against MacDonald and Carlos Condit.


UFC 290 Card

UFC 290 fight card is as follows via. Tapology, keep in mind, the card is subject to change at any moment as fights can be changed, removed, or added.

  • UFC Featherweight Title Bout: (C) Alexander Volkanovski vs. (IC) Yair Rodriguez
  • UFC Flyweight Title Bout: (C) Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja
  • Middleweight Bout: Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis
  • Middleweight Bout: Bo Nickal vs. Tresean Gore
  • Lightweight Bout: Dan Hooker vs. Jalin Turner
  • Welterweight Bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Niko Price
  • Welterweight Bout: Sean Brady vs. Jack Della Maddalena
  • Flyweight Bout: Shannon Ross vs. Jesus Aguilar
  • Flyweight Bout: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Manel Kape
  • Women’s Strawweight Bout: Yazmin Jauregui vs. Denise Gomes
  • Bantamweight Bout: Christian Rodriguez vs. Cameron Saaiman
  • Lightweight Bout: Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics

Do you think Lawler ends his career on a high note with a win at UFC 290 and do you think it’s time for Lawler to hang up his gloves for the final time? Let us know in the comments below!

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