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UFC On FOX 12 Recap: Robbie Lawler Earns His Rematch

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Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler will be awaiting your clearance to return to the Octagon.

Lawler scored a decision victory over Matt Brown Saturday night in the main event of UFC on FOX 12, securing his status as the No. 1 contender to Hendricks and the welterweight title.

Early reports from both “Ruthless” and UFC president Dana White have the bout taking place in early 2015, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Lawler controlled the action against Brown early on, weathering the typical “Immortal” storm in the second and third rounds. However, fighting for the first time in the “championship” fourth and fifth, Brown ran into trouble against Lawler.

Anthony Johnson didn’t become a No. 1 contender, but he sure made a statement, destroying Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event. “Rumble” caught Nogueira against the fence, finishing him and knocking him out cold with a right hand just 44 seconds into the first round.

Dennis Bermudez pushed his win streak to seven in a row with a submission win over Clay Guida, while Bobby Green stole a decision from Josh Thomson to start the main card.

See all of the results from San Jose below, and check FightLine for more coverage from the event:

Robbie Lawler def. Matt Brown via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)

Anthony Johnson def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (strikes) at :44 of Round 1

Dennis Bermudez def. Clay Guida via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of Round 2

Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jorge Masvidal def. Daron Cruickshank via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Patrick Cummins def. Kyle Kingsbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-24)

Tim Means def. Hernani Perpetuo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brian Ortega def. Mike De La Torre via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:39 of Round 1

Tiago dos Santos def. Akbarh Arreola via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Gilbert Burns def. Andreas Stahl via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Noah Lahat def. Steven Siler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)