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Lawler to defend EliteXC 185-lb. title vs. Villasenor

Robbie Lawler will defend his EliteXC middleweight title in a rematch against Joey Villasenor on Saturday, November 8 in a venue to be determined. The bout was announced during Friday's ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series on Showtime.

Lawler (16-4) bested Villasenor (26-6) in their first meeting -- with a 22-second flying knee knockout at PRIDE 32 "The Real Deal" on October 2006.

Villasenor failed to win the EliteXC title in June 2007, when he lost to Murilo "Ninja" Rua via TKO. However, Villasenor has bounced back with three straight wins.