REPORT: Robbie Lawler out of UFC 282 fight with Santiago Ponzinibbio

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The UFC 282 card has been hit with another injury as Robbie Lawler will be unable to compete.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Lawler has withdrawn from his welterweight contest with Santiago Ponzinibbio due to an undisclosed injury.

The report adds that UFC is looking for a last-minute replacement to fight Ponzinibbio in Las Vegas this Saturday.

Lawler, 40, was set to compete on the pay-per-view main card and attempting to rebound from a loss to Bryan Barberena this past July at UFC 276.

The card has already undergone a change to its main event after Jiri Prochazka suffered a serious shoulder injury and vacated his light heavyweight title. The new main event will see former champion Jan Blachowicz fight Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant title.

The main card will also feature Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon, Darren Till vs. Dricus du Plessis, and Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria.

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