Buzzfeed! UFC 171: 'Hendricks vs Lawler' complete PPV event details

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sp

Check out all the info you need regarding UFC 171: “Hendricks vs. Lawler,” which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., March 15, 2014) at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main attractions feature a welterweight championship match between Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler, as well as Carlos Condit against Tyron Woodley. The main card can be seen only on pay-per-view (PPV), while the under card can be viewed on FOX Sports 2 and “Fight Pass” digital network.

It's time for another edition of "Buzzfeed!," breaking down UFC 171: "Hendricks vs. Lawler," which takes place tonight night (Sat., March 15, 2014) from Dallas, Texas.

Here is everything you need to know about the mixed martial arts (MMA) event that takes place later this evening in the "Lone Star State:"

Who: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler
What: UFC 171
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Why It Matters: After Georges St. Pierre held the welterweight title for so long, we will see a new division champion crowned after years of singular dominance. Hard-hitting sluggers Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for five rounds if they have to, with the winner emerging as the first 170-pound champion not names St-Pierre since 2008.

What's Hot: The amount of sparkling welterweight bouts on one card.

Seriously, just think about it: We've got the main event, Condit against Woodley, Jake Shields against Hector Lombard, Kelvin Gastelum against Rick Story, and maybe even Alex Garcia turns somebody into minced meat. This card is damn saucy.

What's Not: You know what ...this is going to be left blank this time around. Let's keep the complaints to a minimum since there's nothing truly sticking out that leads us to believe something will be weak.

New Blood: Francisco Trevino makes his Octagon debut after amassing 11-straight victories in his undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

King of The Cage (KOTC) veteran Sean "Tarzan" Strickland also makes his debut, coming in with an undefeated (13-0) record after hoisting the promotion's middleweight championship for two years.

Original Card vs. Actual Card: There were several injuries to prior to this event, but none that truly effected its starpower.

The main event was rumored to be Jon Jones against Glover Teixeira, although those two were bounced around from card to card until they found a home.

Julianna Pena was supposed to take on Jessica Andrade, however, details emerged of a knee injury at the gym (which remains a mystery as to how bad it was) and Andrade now anticipates The Ultimate Fighter 18 (TUF) cast member Raquel Pennington.

Justin Scoggins is serving as a replacement for Darrell Montague, who pulled out of his bout against Will Campuzano due to injury.

Tor Troeng was going to take on Robert McDaniel, but Troeng got injured and was replaced by Sean Strickland.

Finally, Thiago Silva was going to face Ovince St. Preux, until details of a batshit crazy story emerged that got Silva jailed and released by UFC.

How The "Prelims" Look: The FOX Sports 2 broadcast is headlined by Gastelum against Story, and directly beneath it is Pennington against Andrade.

Rounding up the "Prelims," Dennis Bermudez against Jim Hettes should be fun, and so should Sean Spencer against Alex Garcia.

The "Fight Pass" portion sees Renee Forte against Frank Trevino, alongside Will Campuzano against Justin Scoggins.

Robert McDaniel squares off against Sean Strickland, and commencing Saturday night's action will be Daniel Pineda against Robert Whiteford.

Who Needs A Win Badly: Several fighters are going into their bouts with a loss, but it shouldn't prove too costly for them.

Daniel Pineda is 1-3 in his last 4, and besides his entertaining fighting style, he'll probably be shown the door if he can't beat Whiteford on Saturday.

Renee Forte is just 2-3 in his last 5, so he needs to beat Francisco Trevino to stay alive, too.

Interest Level: 9/10

There's not much we can say about this card except for the fact that it should be a freaking good night of fights. We'll get to see a new welterweight champion, along with a freakishly good main card.

These are the sort of events you don't mind paying a pretty penny for.

Here is the full UFC 171: "Hendricks vs. Lawler" fight card:

UFC 171 Main Event:

170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler for vacant welterweight title

UFC 171 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
155 lbs.: Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
170 lbs.: Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

UFC 171 FOX Sports 2 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
135 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington
145 lbs.: Jim Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez
170 lbs.: Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer

UFC 171 Fight Pass Prelims (6 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino
125 lbs.: Will Campuzano vs. Justin Scoggins
185 lbs.: Bubba McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland
145 lbs.: Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford

Hope to see you there!

Remember, too, that our round-by-round UFC 171 results of the under card fights on Fight Pass/FOX Sports 2 will begin to flow around 6 p.m. ET later this evening and run right on through to our main card PPV coverage, which is set to start at 10 p.m. ET -- CLICK HERE.

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