Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports/Jesse Holland

Oh look, another injury.

Hard-hitting veteran slugger Robbie Lawler will look to keep his momentum going when he trades leather with fellow striker Siyar Bahadurzada as part of the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 fight card, scheduled for July 27, 2013 at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

“The Great” replaces Strikeforce import Tarec Saffiedine, who was forced to withdraw from the 170-pound affair due to injury.

After more than eight years away from the Octagon, Lawler (20-9) made his triumphant return to the promotion at UFC 157 back in February, stopping former welterweight number one contender Josh Koscheck by way of technical knockout in the very first round.

“Ruthless” has 18 finishes in 20 wins.

Bahadurzada (21-5), meanwhile, put Paulo Thiago on queer street in his UFC debut last year in Sweden; however, his victory was short lived, as veteran welterweight Dong Hyun Kim smothered him for the better part of three rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory last March in Japan.

I don’t think he has to worry about the ground game in this fight.

UFC on FOX 8 will feature a flyweight championship main event as Demetrious Johnson puts his 125-pound title on the line against top contender John Moraga. In the co-main event, surging welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald meets the hard-hitting Jake Ellenberger in what is being pegged as a No. 1 contenders bout.


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