According to a July 25 post from Bleacher Report, Matt Brown (19-11, 12-5) fights Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 12, which takes place July 26 at San Jose's SAP Center. Whoever wins the fight between Brown and Lawler will be determined the No. 1 contender in the UFC's welterweight division. If Brown reigns supreme, he'll earn a UFC title shot against welterweight champ Johny Hendricks. For Lawler, he's also looking for another crack at UFC gold.
UFC on FOX 12 kicks off with a stacked preliminary card, which airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. There will be four fights on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, including an intriguing bout between Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat. UFC on FOX 12's Fight Pass bouts begin at 4:15 p.m. in the east. Also on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC on FOX 12 card, Juliana Lima fights Joanna Jędrzejczyk at a 116.5-pound catchweight.
The UFC on FOX 12 prelims then turn to FOX television at 5 p.m. in the east, with four more exciting bouts. Michael De La Torre takes on Brian Ortega at featherweight, and Hernani Perpetuo collides with Tim Means at welterweight. Also on the UFC on FOX 12 prelims, Kyle Kingsbury fights UFC fan favorite Patrick Cummins and Daron Cruickshank dukes it out with Jorge Masvidal. The action then turns to the UFC on FOX 12 main card, which airs on FOX at 8 p.m. in the east.
Josh Thomson opens the UFC on FOX 12 main card with a lightweight bout against Bobby Green, and the swing fight of the main card pits Clay Guida against Dennis Bermudez. In the UFC on FOX 12 co-main, Anthony Johnson looks to cement himself as a UFC light heavyweight title contender with a tilt against UFC legend Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Lawler then takes on Brown in the main event, in a match that has Fight of the Night written all over it.
How will the action unfold? No one knows for sure, as anything can happen inside the UFC cage. However, Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Brown always come to fight. Lawler and Brown come from the old school of thought, where MMA fighters came to finish fights and didn't leave it in the hands of the judges. Lawler is an elite striker, while Brown also has one-punch knockout power. This one is a fun fight for the fans, and it airs free on FOX.