The official weigh-in event for UFC 171: "Hendricks vs. Lawler" took place today (Fri., March 14, 2014) LIVE from The Gilley's Jack Daniel's Saloon in Dallas, Texas.
Shockingly enough, event headliner Johny Hendricks came in 1.5 pounds over the 170-pound limit for his title fight against Robbie Lawler. Because it is a title fight, he'll need to get down to 170 exactly to make it official.
Two preliminary card fighters also missed weight, as both Kelvin Gastelum and Renee Forte came in heavy for their respective bouts. They'll have some extra time to lose the additional poundage to avoid a fine.
UFC 171 will feature the vacant welterweight title finding its way to someone's shoulder after a headliner contested between top division power punchers Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.
Don't be surprised if we leave the pay-per-view (PPV) event with a new number one contender as well, as ex-interim champ Carlos Condit gets down and dirty with Tyron Woodley, while longtime veterans Jake Shields and Hector Lombard hook 'em up for their spot in the pecking order.
Complete UFC 171 weigh in results are as follows:
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks (171.5) vs. Robbie Lawler (170)
170 lbs.: Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)
155 lbs.: Myles Jury (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (155)
170 lbs.: Hector Lombard (170) vs. Jake Shields (171)
205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (205)
170 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum (172.5)** vs. Rick Story (170.5)
135 lbs.: Jessica Andrade (135) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5)
145 lbs.: Jim Hettes (145.5) vs. Dennis Bermudez (146)
170 lbs.: Alex Garcia (170.5) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
155 lbs.: Renee Forte (157)* vs. Frank Trevino (155)
145 lbs.: Will Campuzano (125.5) vs. Justin Scoggins (125)
185 lbs.: Bubba McDaniel (184.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185)
145 lbs.: Daniel Pineda (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)
**Needs to lose additional pound-and-a-half to make weight
*Needs to lose additional pound to make weight
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 171 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 2-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
See you then!