Report: Lawler vs. Ponzinibbio booked for UFC 245
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Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will reportedly return at UFC 245 against Santiago Ponzinibbio, sources told MMAJunkie's Mike Bohn and John Morgan.

Lawler (28-14, NC) will be searching for his first win since July 2017. The 37-year-old has suffered three straight defeats and most recently lost a decision to Colby Covington in the main event of UFC Newark in August.

Ponzinibbio (27-3) carries a seven-fight win streak into the matchup and is 9-2 overall in the UFC. Injuries have kept the American Top Team product on the shelf, as he hasn't fought since a November 2018 TKO victory over Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 140.

UFC 245 takes place Dec. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here's an updated look at the card.

  • Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Germaine de Randamie - women’s bantamweight title
  • Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo
  • Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (reported)

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Report: Lawler vs. Ponzinibbio booked for UFC 245
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