UFC 171 featured one of the manliest fights I have ever seen for the Welterweight Championship between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. The first 2 rounds clearly belonged to Hendricks as he out-landed Lawler throughout both of them. Then the 3rd round started and Lawler woke up, putting a beating on Hendricks for the next 2 rounds. Going into round 5 it was all even, and Hendricks took over with great striking and a takedown near the end of the round. Now we have a new Welterweight world champion that doesn’t look absolutely unbeatable and it looks like we will have a very fun time in this division coming up in the future.
- It really sucks how the Tyron Woodley vs. Carlos Condit fight ended, though Woodley was clearly winning I really wanted to see how the fight would have played out.
- So Diego Sanchez is not a good fighter at all anymore – can we all just accept that?
- Hector Lombard put a nice beating on Jake Shields.
- OSP used a Von-Flue choke to win a fight which speaks more to his opponent’s skill set than anything else.