The organization announced the bout via the UFC Canada Twitter page that Lawler will take on former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on FOX 26.
The 170-pound contest will headline UFC Fight Night at Bell MTS Place.
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Lawler was last seen in the cage at UFC 214, when he picked up a close decision win over fellow fan favorite Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.
A meeting of ex-champs is now the headliner for UFC on FOX 26.
Lawler (28-11) is a former welterweight champion. Victories over Carlos Condit, Rory MacDonald, Johny Hendricks, Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger highlight the Lawler resume, which includes a 602-day reign as UFC welterweight champion. Against dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26, he'll look to string together a couple of wins to work his way back into title contention.
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However, there is a determined look in the eye of the 29-year-old and a first title of the year would send him soaring up to 12th. In the quarterfinals, Nadal will play sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who got past Sam Querrey of the USA 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Dos Anjos, 27-9, is ranked fifth in the division.
Since moving up, dos Anjos is 2-0 and ranked No. 5 in the welterweight division with wins over Tarec Saffiedine and most recently a dominant first-round submission of Neil Magny at UFC 215 in September. The eighth-ranked Cirkunov, from Toronto, has won eight of his last nine fights.
Canadian light-heavyweight Misha Cirkunov (13-3) will take on No. 3 American-based Brazilian Glover Teixeira, the UFC also announced Thursday in a release. This is a fight that has the potential to be fantastic, and the victor, could very well lock up a title shot.
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