And new welterweight champion...Johny Hendricks

 

The UFC 171 main event featured a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler to decide a new welterweight champion.

Title Fight Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler Vs. Johny Hendricks
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Welterweight Title
Name Robbie Lawler <a href=Robbie Lawler" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=66&y=0&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=AD066821-1D09-6BFC-E546D49D379C5293.jpg" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 184 (83.46 kg)
Record 22-9-0
Team Miletich Martial Arts
VS
Name Johny Hendricks <a href=Johny Hendricks" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=0&y=-2&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=CA5BB4B3-1D09-6BFC-E56D878DEE2E658F.jpg" />
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 15-2-0
Team  
 
-Johny Hendricks defeated Robbie Lawler by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

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The Winter Soldier site profile image  

3/16/14 4:36 PM by The Winter Soldier

What a great and fun fight that was last night.

RedDragonUK site profile image  

3/16/14 4:04 PM by RedDragonUK

I had money on Lawler but thAt result was right but it was close. The takedowns and the fact Hendricks rolled off a few combos at the end won him that last round

lolll site profile image  

3/16/14 2:07 PM by lolll

ya its inevitable the belt goes to your head and makes u less entertaining it happenes to pretty much every champion because there main goall is keeping their belt at the cost of entertainment and fan appreciation. hendricks like gsp is just gonna become more and more about the lay and pray its just the easiest way to win hendricks had lawler with no energy and rocked and he still lay and prayed it cvan get much easier for you and you lay and pray lol i dont blame him but its kinda sad

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

3/16/14 12:30 PM by JustAnotherMMAFan

I scored rounds 1, 3 and 4 to Lawler. Round 1 was close, though.I had him winning, but I can't say it was robbery. I would like to see an instant rematch.

Yussarian site profile image  

3/16/14 11:39 AM by Yussarian

I agree. Hendrick's win is similar to GSP's win just a fight ago.

SoupCan site profile image  

3/16/14 10:51 AM by SoupCan

^ the funny thing is I've made the same argument here about GSP that GROUNDnLB just made and people shit all over it. It's about fighting safe or scared it's about not making that mistake and potentially costing yourself millions

forthis site profile image  

3/16/14 9:58 AM by forthis

GROUNDnLB said it best.If you're a fan of the sport, have any knowledge of MMA, and were watching that fight without backing either individual...that decision was spot on! They call them championship rounds for a reason; we saw the fight reclaimed by Lawler in the 3rd & 4th, with Hendricks re-emerging in the 5th to secure the win.It was a great fight, and what you should expect a from a competitive division in the leading MMA organization.

KingRice site profile image  

3/16/14 9:36 AM by KingRice

If he gave round 2 a 10-8 how come he didn't do the same in round 3

The Sultan site profile image  

3/16/14 9:26 AM by The Sultan

Yea man, i got to agree with you. There was some great pocket fighting, great counters, great exchanges. Each fighter took hard shots and stayed in it.

redeye2000 site profile image  

3/16/14 8:33 AM by redeye2000

Bodyshot does noone speak it???how on earth can this match be called great or amazing. it was terrible!do these guys have no intelligence at all?thousand times they were wide open for body shots. and no one did it. why?