Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown
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UFC 171 features an Undisputed UFC Welterweight Championship bout without Georges St. Pierre for the first time since 2006.

Johny Hendricks will take on Robbie Lawler in the evening's main event. Stylistically, it looks to be an explosive title bout with two heavy-handed fighters who love to strike.

Hendricks nearly captured the title back at UFC 167. A controversial decision went to the longtime champion, GSP, and Hendricks could not believe it. His opponent at UFC 171 also fought at UFC 167.

Lawler looked phenomenal in a split-decision win over the highly touted Rory MacDonald. The improbable title run started with a knockout over Josh Koscheck, and now could conclude by hoisting gold nearly 12 years after his UFC debut.

The title is up for grabs, and this is an early look at the non-GSP title matchup.

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