Found April 11, 2013 on
On Thursday morning, it was announced Robbie Lawler (pictured) will welcome fellow Strikeforce transfer Tarec Saffiedine to the big leagues. The welterweights will collide at UFC on FOX 8. KeyArena in Seattle, Washington hosts the July 27 festivities. Lawler made a triumphant return to the Octagon by posting a vicious TKO victory over Josh Koscheck in February at UFC 157. “Ruthless” has won two of his past three shootouts. Saffiedine became Strikeforce’s last welterweight champion after making Nate Marquardt’s leg look like THIS. The 26-year-old will be riding a four-fight winning streak into the UFC. In addition, a lightweight scrap between Danny Castillo and Bobby Green was added to the roster. Here is the card’s current lineup: Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig Tarec Saffiedine vs. Robbie Lawler Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald

News: Saffiedine-Lawler and Green-Castillo Added to UFC on FOX 8

The UFC has announced several intriguing match-ups for the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle, Washington including a welterweights battle between Robbie Lawler and Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine as well as a lightweight bout between Bobby Green and Danny Castillo. The news was revealed on the UFC’s official twitter account.    Tarec Saffiedine methodically dissected Marquardt...

Tarec Saffiedine Set To Take On Robbie Lawler At UFC On FOX 8

This is a big welterweight fight and landing on the same card as Jake Ellenberger vs Rory MacDonald.  Both Saffiedine and Lawler looked great in their last performances, which were big upsets, with Tarec beating Nate Marquardt and Lawler TKOing Josh Koscheck.  Saffiedine ended as the Strikeforce welterweight champion but is still relatively unknown by UFC fans so putting him on...
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