Dana White has told Brett Okamoto of ESPN than Robbie Lawler (#3) vs Donald Cerrone (#10) is a done deal for UFC 213 on July 8 in Las Vegas. The bout was originally scheduled for UFC 205 in NYC but Lawler was not cleared to compete.
Lawler (27-11, 1 NC) will return in his first fight since losing the Welterweight Belt to Tyron Woodley on July 30, 2016. The fan favorite was coming off of a string of brutal fights in a row before the knockout loss to Woodley. It was the first time he had been knocked out since 2004 against Nick Diaz.
In the year that Lawler has been away, Donald Cerrone (32-8, 1 NC) has had 3 fights. He had a 4-fight finish streak snapped in his last outing against Jorge Masvidal (#6), who turned the tables on Cerrone, finishing him in the 2nd round.
Fight fans should be in for a treat as two entertaining fighters are set to collide.