Completed MMA Bout

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

Main Event | UFC Vacant Welterweight Championship | 170 lbs

Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks
"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

Round 5

Johny Hendricks Robbie Lawler

"Big Rig" "Ruthless"

15-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   22-9-0
Climbed to 16-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 22-10
-375 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +325 (Moderate Underdog)
Vacant   Title   Vacant
United States   Nationality   United States
Dallas, Texas   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
30 years, 6 months, 3 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 11 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
69.0" (175cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Team Takedown   Gym   Kill Cliff FC
UFC 171
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler
  • Date: Saturday 03.15.2014 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Venue: American Airlines Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 13 of 13)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Hendricks Total Disclosed Pay: $50,000
  • Lawler Total Disclosed Pay: $50,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Vacant Welterweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant
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Hendricks vs. Lawler Wiki

Fighting for the vacant welterweight belt, two-time NCAA Division I Champion Johny Hendricks  fights former EliteXC champ Robbie Lawler. Both heavy-hitting fighters tend to keep it on the feet, but it could be argued that Hendricks could took away some of Lawler's arsenal with takedowns. Though Robbie is only a year older than Hendrick's, he has 14 more pro fights in his resume. With both fighters owning one-punch knockout power, it'll be interesting to see who will land the first power punch/combo.        

Although he was heavy on his first attempt, Hendricks eventually made weight with just seven minutes to go before the deadline.

Last updated 03.14.2014, 9:03 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Video Blog  |  UFC 171 Fight Journal: Johny Hendricks report dead link

    Watch Johny Hendricks's weight cut prior to UFC 171.

  • Interview  |  UFC 171: Johny Hendricks Octagon Interview report dead link

    Watch the post-fight interview for Johny Hendricks following his win over Robbie Lawler.

  • Training  |  Training Day: Hendricks vs. Lawler report dead link

    Watch a day in the life of Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks ahead of their UFC 171 clash.

  • Documentary  |  Countdown to UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler report dead link

    Watch the official Countdown segment for Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler.

  • Promo Video  |  UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler By the Numbers report dead link

    Watch the statistical breakdown of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler.

  • Interview  |  UFC 171: Robbie Lawler Says He's Learned 'Priceless' Lessons From Losses report dead link

    Watch Robbie Lawler discuss his UFC 171 fight with Johny Hendricks with the media.

  • Interview  |  UFC 171: Johny Hendricks 'Pretty Sure' Nick Diaz Isn't Only Draw in Division report dead link

    Watch Johny Hendricks speak with the media ahead of his UFC 171 fight with Robbie Lawler.

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