Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-4-1) has pulled out of his scheduled fight against Robbie Lawler (28-13). The pair was supposed to meet in the main event of UFC Minneapolis on June 29, but “The Chosen One” suffered a hand injury that will keep him off the Octagon for some time.
The bout between the 37-years-old Woodley and “Ruthless” had to be their highly anticipated rematch, but now the 37-years-old Lawler will have to fight someone else.
The news were broken by ESPN reporter Bret Okamoto.
BREAKING: Tyron Woodley has been forced to withdraw from his June 29 bout against Robbie Lawler due to injury, per sources. UFC looking for a replacement to keep Lawler on the card in Minneapolis. More info coming soon to @ESPN.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 17, 2019
Yes @Ruthless_RL I’ll meet you at 175 in 6 weeks for a tear up
Yeno wa time it is
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) May 17, 2019
The promotion will be announcing more bouts for this show in the coming weeks. Here’s the updated card:
TBA vs. Robbie Lawler
Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Vinc Pichel
Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez
Alonzo Menifield vs. Paul Craig
Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin
Drew Dober vs. Marco Polo Reyes
Maurice Greene vs. Junior Albini
Eryk Anders vs. Vinicius Moreira