On this week’s UFC TONIGHT, Gilbert Melendez guest hosts and helps Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen interview Benson Henderson, Diego Sanchez, Urijah Faber and Johny Hendricks. They also preview UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HENDERSON VS. KHABILOV. Helwani and Bryant add reports. UFC TONIGHT’s Chael Sonnen on Jon Jones not wanting to fight Alexander Gustafsson again: “You can call him scared. You can call him … Read more
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UFC officials have announced a lightweight bout for the UFC Albuquerque event that’s set for June 7. The event will take place at Tingley Coliseum and will be headlined by the lightweight bout between Ben Henderson and Rustam Khabilov. The co-main event will feature a lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson.
The UFC 171 PPV event took place on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas, at the American Airlines Arena, and provided one of the best MMA cards we’ve seen in a long time capped off by a classic main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Those two fighters were vying to become the new UFC welterweight champion since Georges St. Pierre vacated the title a couple of months ago. Let’s take a look at what we learned from the awesome event.
“UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler” takes place this evening at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will battle it out for the vacant welterweight title in the main event, while top tier welterweights Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley go toe-to-toe in the co-headliner.
The upcoming UFC 171 PPV event has some great fights(on paper) lined up, and will be headlined by the UFC vacant welterweight title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This fight is taking place because former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre decided to retire and vacate the title after defending it for a record nine consecutive times. Hendricks fought St-Pierre in his last title defense, losing a controversial split decision with Lawler resurrecting his career with three consecutive wins in the UFC to earn his spot.
The UFC 171 PPV event is set to take place on Saturday the vacant UFC welterweight title will be on the line when Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler clash in the main event to determine the new welterweight champion with Georges St. Pierre vacating the title a few months ago. Check out the Countdown to UFC 171 full episode previewing the top three welterweight fights on the card.