UFC 171 is going to be a momentous occasion for the UFC’s Welterweight division as Johny Hendricks squares off against Robbie Lawler for the now-vacant UFC Welterweight Championship. If you are looking for a contenders bout, look no further than one bout down the card that was just announced today; Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley. Carlos Condit has been seen, since GSP’s Friday retirement, as the guy getting passed over in the equation for the UFC Welterweight Championship, but without a doubt a win over Woodley would put him in line for the first shot at the new champ.
It’s a brave new world in UFC’s Welterweight division without Georges St-Pierre, kind of like the wild west where it is going to take one man holding it down to end the chaos. Will that man be the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler, or will he be a transitional champion when forced to fight the winner of Woodley vs. Carlos Condit? I honestly don’t know, which is what makes this actually pretty exciting. UFC 171 is really shaping up to be something interesting.