The co-main event of tonight’s Bellator 167 will be a featherweight bout as Justin Lawrence will look for his third win in the promotion as he will meet John Teixeira on the fight card coming from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Since parting ways with the UFC, Lawrence (9-3) has gone 5-1 and three of those wins have come by TKO. His most recent win came in June at Bellator 157 as he defeated Isao Kobayashi by TKO in the second round.

During this week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Lawrence was a guest on the podcast to preview his fight tonight against Teixeira.

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    John Teixeira left no doubt that he won his fight against Justin Lawrence unlike his WE ALL KNOW HE DIDN’T WIN against Gleristone Santos. Hopefully, Teixeira will get his shot against Pat Curran or even Georgi Karakhanyan, who just recently fought in Israel. Justin Lawrence learned a valuable lesson about taking a fight against a high caliber opponent as a late replacement.

    • joe

      Taking the fight to Justin he did, but it wasn’t as lopsided as being reported. Adding Pat Curran to any sort of contention fight is a joke. The guy is always hurt. If anything Lawrence should get Curran, and retire him. An off night for Lawrence is better than no night at all for Curran. And apparently Sanchez is not much either. He signs a contract and is a no show. Furthermore, someone of Lawrence’s talent should be offered more than 2 fights per year. Coker needs to pull his head out of his ass.