With the last of the pre-UFC 181 formalities in the can -- and all 20 fighters making their respective weights successfully (see complete results here) -- it's now time to countdown to showtime.
In exactly 12 hours (10 p.m. ET), the pay-per-view (PPV) main card will kickoff from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a world Welterweight championship showdown between division kingpin, Johny Hendricks, taking on No. 1-ranked contender, Robbie Lawler.
Hendricks and Lawler already dueled earlier this year at UFC 171, with Hendricks earning a close unanimous decision to claim the belt that Georges St. Pierre vacated in late 2013. Since that time, Hendricks has had surgery to repairs a torn biceps muscle, while Lawler bested division stalwarts Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown to force a rematch.
"Hendricks vs. Lawler 2" also features a championship co-main event between Lightweight leader Anthony Pettis against former Strikeforce 155-pound chief, Gilbert Melendez. Indeed, UFC 181 is a fantastic fight card that isn't just top-heavy.
Check out the complete UFC 181 line up below:
UFC 181 PPV Main Event:
170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler
UFC 181 PPV Co-Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez
UFC 181 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
265 lbs.: Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton
155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo
UFC 181 FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" (8 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera
185 lbs.: Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones
135 lbs.: Raquel Pennington vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
UFC 181 Fight Pass Prelims (7 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar
145 lbs.: Clay Collard vs. Alex White
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