‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
March 15th, 2014


“UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler” took place Saturday night inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. 

For the first time since April 2008, UFC president Dana White wrapped the undisputed welterweight title around the waist of someone other than Georges St-Pierre tonight.

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battled for the welterweight title GSP voluntarily vacated Saturday’s featured attraction. Former 170-pound interim champ Carlos Condit faced Tyron Woodley in the co-main event.

Here are the official results and play-by-play for the main card from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6PM ET/3PM PT)

Rob Whiteford Defeats Daniel Pineda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Sean Strickland Defeats Robert “Bubba” McDaniel via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 in the 1stRound

Justin Scoggins Defeats William Campuzano via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Francisco Trevino Defeats Renee Forte via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

(Fox Sports 2 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Alex Garcia Defeats Sean Spencer via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Dennis Bermudez Defeats Jimy Hettes via TKO (Strikes) at 2:57 in the 3rdRound

Jessica Andrade Defeats Raquel Pennington via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Rick Story via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Ovince St. Preux Defeats Nikita Krylov via Submission (Von Flue Choke) at 1:29 in the 1stRound

1stRound: St. Preux catches a kick and scores a takdown in under a minute. He immediately jumps to side control. St. Preux quietly slaps on a seldom seen Von Flue choke and Krylov is asleep on the canvas.

Hector Lombard Defeats Jake Shields via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

1stRound: Lombard comes out firing, as expected. He tosses Shields to the mat for a moment. Lombard gets a knockdown, but Shields gets back to his feet. Lombard is laying the lumber. Lombard has him clinched against the cage. Shields’ telegraphed shot gets stuffed. Shields is bleeding on the side of his left eye. Lombard wobbles him with a head kick and pounces. Lombard is in his full guard.

5thRound scores it: Lombard, 10-9.

2ndRound: Lombard has a clear speed advantage. It looks like Shields is moving in slow motion compared to Lombard. Lombard trips him to the canvas. He’s pounding Shields’ ribs. The crowd is getting restless, but it’s not Lombard’s fault Shields can’t do anything. The ref stands them up. Lombard thwarts another takedown. Lombard’s pace has slowed, though Shields still can’t do anything. Lombard hip tosses him to the ground and lands in side control.

5thRound scores it: Lombard, 10-9.

3rdRound: If Shields’ strategy was to exploit Lombard’s cardio, here’s his chance. Shields takes a kick to the groin and time is called. Game on. Lombard takes him down with the greatest of ease. Lombard’s ground attack is far from lethal, so he might be looking to ride out this position until the ref stands them up. And they’re up. Shields needs a miracle. Lombard gets another takedown. The crowd is booing. They’re stood back up with a minute left. Lombard shoots again, but gets caught in an arm-in guillotine on the way down. Lombard rides it out until the bell.

5thRound scores it: Lombard, 10-9, and should run the table, 30-27.

Myles Jury Defeats Diego Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

1stRound: Sanchez misses with a spinning back kick and eats a right for this troubles. Sanchez acts like it didn’t hurt by waving him in, which means the punch hurt. Sanchez charges forward and drills him with a right. He has Jury clinched against the cage. Sanchez eats a one-two combination. Jury clocks him with a heavy right. He follows up with a head kick. Jury gets a takedown, but Sanchez immediately goes for a leg lock. Jury escapes and takes his back.

5thRound scores it: Jury, 10-9.

2ndRound: Sanchez comes out like a house on fire. Jury clobbers him with a nasty right that stops Sanchez in his tracks. Sanchez is gushing blood below his left eye. Sanchez claimed he focused on his head movement for this fight. I can’t imagine what his face would look like if he didn’t…  Jury tags him once again and follows up with a takedown. Sanchez goes for an arm-in guillotine, but Jury gives the thumbs up sign.

5thRound scores it: Jury, 10-9.

3rdRound: Jury comes out with great confidence to start the final frame. Sanchez tags him with a right hand. It appears as though Jury is taking his foot off the gas. He better be careful, because Sanchez can explode on him. Jury clinches him against the fence. Sanchez has 90 seconds to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Sanchez is a tad careless with his attack and gets taken down.

5thRound scores it: Jury, 10-9, and probably swept the cards, 30-27.

Tyron Woodley Defeats Carlos Condit via TKO (Right Knee Injury) 2:00 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Woodley clocks him with a straight right to start things off. And another. Those will leave a mark. Woodley has him clinched against the cage. Condit momentarily reverses position. Condit separates and hits him with a right and kick to the body. Woodley scores a takedown. Condit slaps on a triangle choke and Woodley throws him off. They’re back up. Condit misses on a head kick and Woodley gets another takedown. Woodley lets him back up.

5thRound scores it: Woodley, 10-9.

2ndRound: Woodley has noticeably slowed. Condit eats a right. Woodley gets a takedown. Condit is landing countless punches to the head from the bottom. Woodley kicks him in the left leg and Condit immediately falls to the ground holding his right knee. It’s over. Condit likely blew out his right knee on the last takedown.

Johny Hendricks Defeats Robbie Lawler via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) (Hendricks captures vacant UFC welterweight title)

1stRound: Dan Miragliotta is the third man inside the Octagon. Lawler catches a kick and pounces. He catches Hendricks with several punches to the dome and then separates. Hendricks clinches him against the cage. Lawler showcasing good takedown defense thus far. Hendricks tags him with a knee to the face and kick to the body. Hendricks scores with a right, Lawler answers with a left. Hendricks charges forward and clinches him against the fence.

5thRound scores it: Hendricks, 10-9.

2ndRound: Hendricks is really targeting Lawler’s lead leg. Hendricks connects with an overhand right. Hendricks is doing a great job of diversifying his strikes. Case in point, punch, knee to the face combo. Lawler is in it, but is constantly getting beaten to the punch. He hasn’t landed anything significant. It looks like Lawler is waiting for a one-punch homer. Hendricks is getting anything he wants.

5thRound scores it: Hendricks, 10-9.

3rdRound: Hendricks looks great, but was far more aggressive against Georges St-Pierre. Shows how much more dangerous he thinks Lawler is compared to GSP. Lawler is now firing off big leg kicks. Hendricks is unloading 10-12 unanswered strikes at a time. Lawler continues to forge ahead. Lawler clocks him with some nasty punches to the dome. Hendricks looks out on his feet. He is eating some bombs. Lawler fends off a takedown. Hendricks has to survive for two more rounds. He’s got a chin under that beard. Hendricks appears to have recovered. Lawler should have kicked him in the legs, then when back to the head when he had Hendricks wobbled.

5thRound scores it: Lawler, 10-9.

4thRound: Lawler appears to be the fresher fighter entering the championship rounds. Lawler tags him with a right and knee to the body. He follows up with a flurry. Lawler has found a home for his overhand left, and it’s Hendricks’ face. Hendricks is spouting blood from above his right eye. Vision might be an issue. Lawler clocks him with a left hook. Hendricks eats a big uppercut. Hendricks tries to return fire, but Lawler simply smiles. Hendricks gets a late takedown.

5thRound scores it: Lawler, 10-9.

5thRound:Hendricks looks like he caught his second (or third) wind. He shoots and has Lawler clinched against the cage. Lawler takes knees to the thigh. Lawler nails him with a left hook. And another. Hendricks answers with some bombs of his own. Hendricks caught him with a vicious left. Whoever wins the next 90 seconds will likely take it. Hendricks is coming on strong. Lawler is wobbly. Hendricks scores a takedown with a minute left. That should seal the deal. 

5thRound scores it: Hendricks, 10-9, and likely won, 48-47.

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