An undisclosed injury has forced Robbie Lawler to pull out of a welterweight clash with Mike Perry at UFC 255.
Perry initially revealed Lawler’s exit on Twitter, and it has since been confirmed by multiple outets. Perry wants to remain on the card and requested a matchup with surging prospect Khamzat Chimaev, but Chimaev is currently slated to face Leon Edwards in the UFC Fight Night headliner on Dec. 19.
UFC 255 takes place on Nov. 21 and is headlined by flyweight title tilt between Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez. In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko will defend her 125-pound belt against Jennifer Maia.
Lawler is currently on a four-bout skid in UFC competition. The former 170-pound king last appeared at UFC Fight Night 175, where he dropped a three-round verdict to Neil Magny on Aug. 29.
Perry halted a two-bout skid with a decision triumph over Mickey Gall at UFC on ESPN 12, where he was cornered only by his girlfriend in the victory. He later made headlines for punching an older man in at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas, this past July.
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