Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going to crown a new welterweight champion at the upcoming UFC 171: "Hendricks vs. Lawler" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on March 15, 2014.
That's just two months away.
As the name suggests, UFC 171 will feature a monster main event showdown featuring Johny Hendricks against Robbie Lawler for the vacant 170-pound title, thanks to Georges St. Pierre's departure from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
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Hendricks (15-2) likely feels he is already the rightful champion, following a controversial loss to St. Pierre at UFC 167 last year in Las Vegas. The scorecards were a source of much contention and "Bigg Rigg" will finally have a chance to put that all behind him.
Easier said than done.
Waiting to steal his spot is the resurgent Lawler (22-9), who finds himself an unlikely contender thanks to a late-career resurgence. Since returning to the Octagon last February, "Ruthless" has recorded three consecutive wins with two brutal knockouts.
One more and he completes his Cinderella story.
Who ya' got?
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