For the first time since April 2008, someone other than Georges St-Pierre will don the UFC welterweight title. That man will either be Johny Hendricks, who many believe beat GSP in November and should already have the hardware, or Robbie Lawler.
The sluggers collide March 15 at UFC 171 for the vacant 170-pound crown. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, St-Pierre voluntarily vacated his belt to take a break from MMA.
It will be the night of the welterweights, as former top contender Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley collide in the co-main event.
American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas hosts the gig.
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Here is UFC 171’s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford
Bubba McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland
Justin Scoggins vs. William Campuzano
Renee Forte vs. Francisco Trevino
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Sean Spencer vs. Alex Garcia
Jimy Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez
Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
Tyron Woodley vs. Carlos Condit
Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks (for vacant UFC welterweight title)