Maldonado and Lawlor are set to collide at the upcoming Fight Night card in Brazil, scheduled for Nov. 7 at the Ibirapuera gymnasium. Combate first reported the match-up.
Maldonado (22-8) will try to rebound from a decision loss to former champion Quinton Jackson in April, his first loss at 205 pounds since 2012, while Lawlor (10-5, 1 no-contest) looks for his third-straight win following stoppages over Gian Villante and Michael Kuiper.
Another bout added to the card is Gasan Umalatov (15-4-1) vs. Viscardi Andrade (17-6). The Russian Umalatov will enter the Octagon for the first time since a split decision loss to Cathal Pendred in Oct. 2014, while Andrade returns following his first UFC loss to Nico Musoke in Feb. 2014.