Johny Hendricks Wins Amazing Back-and-Forth Battle at UFC 171


My god. Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler just put on an amazing fight for the UFC Welterweight Championship where it really could have gone either way. Hendricks was putting on a clinic with the striking combinations early on in the fight, but in round three and four we saw Robbie Lawler make an amazing comeback, knocking Hendricks down and giving him hell, then opening up a nasty cut under his eye.

It all came down to the fifth round, though, where Johny Hendricks had Robbie Lawler dazed with some big strikes then landed a takedown. That takedown really just secured the fight, you could even see it on Lawler’s face as he shook his head watching the clock wind down. Just an amazing fight, tons of heart shown by both men. I can’t say enough good stuff about this fight.

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