Lawler to welcome former Strikeforce champion Saffiedine to the UFC

Friday, April 12, 2013

Strikeforce’s last welterweight champion Tarrec Saffiedine is finally coming over to the UFC and he will have no easy task in front of him when he meets heavy hitting Robbie Lawler at the UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle:

Tarec Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is targeted for a meeting with Robbie Lawler (20-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at 170 pounds at UFC on FOX 8. Sources close to the fight on Thursday confirmed the booking to

UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle. The main card will air on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook.

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Although Lawler and Safiedine both fight under the Strikeforce banner when it was acquired by Zuffa, they have never met in the Octagon.