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By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)




Robbie Lawler is finally a UFC champion!

The “Ruthless One” scored a hard-fought split-decision win over Johny Hendricks in the main event of last weekend’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas, thus becoming the promotions welterweight champ. 

Just like their first contest, Lawler vs. Hendricks 2 was another close fight, leading many analysts and fans to believe that a trilogy bout (rubbermatch) could possibly be next for the pair of welterweight sluggers.

However, Canadian welterweight standout and Kalapaki Joe’s sponsored fighter Rory MacDonald may have something to say about that. 

Following his victory over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 54, “Ares” was told by UFC officials that he would be the next fighter to challenge for 170-pound gold.

Like Hendricks, Rory also has a history with Lawler, as the young Canadian suffered a split-decision loss to “Ruthless” back at UFC 167 in November of 2013.

Since then, “Ares” has picked up 3 traight victories over Damian Maia, Tyron Woodley and the aforementioned Tarec Saffiedine.

Who would you like to see Robbie Lawler fight next?

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