Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks will battle for the UFC welterweight title left vacant by Georges St-Pierre on March 10 in the UFC 171 headliner. In the co-headliner, No. 2 ranked Carlos Condit tries to keep his place at the top of the heap against No. 11 ranked Tyron Woodley, who knocked out Josh Koscheck in November. Take a look at this UFC 171 extended video preview as we count down to fight day.
UFC officials have announced that former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will take on Tyron Woodley at UFC 171. Condit was supposed to face Matt Brown at the UFC on FOX 9 event that took place last week, but Brown had to withdraw from the bout at the last minute due to an injury. Woodley is coming off an impressive first round KO win over former title challenger Josh Koscheck at UFC 167.
Road to the Octagon: UFC on FOX 9 takes fans behind the scenes as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez prepare for their upcoming title rematch. Also, Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald train for their bantamweight scrap, and top welterweight contenders Carlos Condit and Matt Brown gear up for getting down.
The fight is the most eagerly-anticipated UFC welterweight title fight in years, with Las Vegas oddsmakers giving the Ada, Oklahoma-born Hendricks the best shot to take the title away from “GSP” in years. The No.1 ranked challenger is currently listed as +205 (or a little over 2-1) to snatch the title away, the narrowest odds offered on any GSP opponent since BJ Penn challenged the Canadian half a decade ago at UFC 94.
The UFC Fight Night 27 event is in the books from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a great night of fights with exciting performances from several fighters. However, only four of them did enough to earn fight bonuses as UFC President Dana White announced them on the air.