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Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Lined Up for UFC 282

Robbie Lawler, UFC 276 Ceremonial weigh-in. Image credit: Alex Behunin/CagesidePress

December’s UFC 282 card will feature former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

Lawler (29-16, 1NC) will face Argentine standout Santiago Ponzinibio (28-6) in the Dec. 10 pay-per-view event. ESPN was the first to report bookings on Tuesday.

Ponzinibio followed Confirm booking on social media.

Robbie Lawler and Santiago Ponzinibbio were scheduled to face off in 2019, but the bout ended in failure.

The fight will be Lawler’s second in 2022, having lost a night fight against Brian Barberena at UFC 276 in July. The previous match, in September 2021, saw Lawler return with a TKO victory over old rival Nick Diaz.

Lawler played for the UFC for the first time from 2002 to 2004, returning for a second time starting in 2013, winning welterweight gold medal Johnny Hendricks the following year. Relentless defended twice before losing to Tyron Woodley in 2016.

Ponzinibbio will be looking to play two games in December. In his last two matches, the “Argentine Dagger” has dropped a split decision against Jeff Neal and Michelle Pereira. The 35-year-old is 1-3 in his past four games, having won seven in a row before that.

UFC 282 is expected to take place on December 10, 2022 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Apart from Robbie Lawler and Santiago Ponzinibbio, no other matches were reported.


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