Robbie Lawler Fights Tarec Saffiedine at UFC on FOX 8

Written by Tom Ngo
April 11th, 2013

Strikeforce Middleweight Robbie Lawler

On Thursday morning, it was announced Robbie Lawler (pictured) will welcome fellow Strikeforce transfer Tarec Saffiedine to the big leagues. The welterweights will collide at UFC on FOX 8.

KeyArena in Seattle, Washington hosts the July 27 festivities.

Lawler made a triumphant return to the Octagon by posting a vicious TKO victory over Josh Koscheck in February at UFC 157. “Ruthless” has won two of his past three shootouts.

Saffiedine became Strikeforce’s last welterweight champion after making Nate Marquardt’s leg look like THIS. The 26-year-old will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the UFC.

In addition, a lightweight scrap between Danny Castillo and Bobby Green was added to the roster.

Here is the card’s current lineup:

Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green

Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Robbie Lawler

Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald

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