Saffiedine Out, Jake Ellenberger To Face Robbie Lawler At UFC 173

Tarec Saffiedine has obtained an injury and was forced to pull out of his fight with Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172. Now, Ellenberger will face off against Robbie Lawler at UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas, UFC officials confirmed with FOX Sports.

If Lawler is victorious, he could very easily earn another shot at Hendricks’ belt. He’s still ranked No. 1 among contenders.

The Memorial Day Weekend card is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw, which was just announced Thursday. The original main event was a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.

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