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Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler, Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez staredown pics from UFC 181 media day in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a special fight-week media day on Thursday to kick off the upcoming UFC 181: "Hendricks vs. Lawler 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is set to go down inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Dec. 6, 2014.

Watch the video replay here.

As with every media day extravaganza, the fighters charged with doing work had the opportunity to come face-to-face with one another. That includes UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and familiar foe Robbie Lawler, who slug it out to settle an old score from UFC 171.

See them nudge noses above.

In the UFC 181 co-main event, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez looks to grab another 155-pound title against fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 coach Anthony Pettis, who returns from a lengthy injury layoff to defend his strap.

Here's a preview.

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Goosebumps! will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 181 fight card tomorrow night (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-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 who else is fighting at UFC 181 with our finalized "Hendricks vs. Lawler 2" fight card and line up here.

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