Tom Lawlor vs. Kyle Noke at UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The ever charasmatic, Tom Lawlor will face off against Australian TUF 11 cast member, Kyle Noke in a middleweight bout at UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 14th, 2011. The news was made official by Noke himself via his Twitter account.

Lawlor earned a much needed victory over Patrick Cote at UFC 121 in a performance that once again displayed Lawlor’s superior ground game by successfully executing 5 takedowns, threatening with submissions (nearly finishing Cote in the first round with an arm-triangle choke before Cote blatantly grabbed the fence to escape) in every round and showing his improved cardio as he easily cruised to a 30-27 unanimous decision victory. He was expected to face Maiquel Falcão on August 27 at UFC 134 but Falcao was suddenly released from the promotion due to legal problems on May 11.

Noke lost in the quarter-finals of TUF 11 to rival team member and good friend Kris McCray. Noke then made his UFC debut against TUF teammate Josh Bryant at the The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, winning via second round TKO. Noke defeated Rob Kimmons at UFC 122 and most recently he faced Chris Camozzi on at UFC 127, defeating Camozzi in the first round with another rear-naked choke.

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