‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Bout Order Shuffled

Written by Tom Ngo
November 24th, 2014

UFC Poster 181 Hendricks Lawler 2

Sorry, Raquel Pennington. No Holly Holm, no main card spot for you at UFC 181.

Now that Pennington will face Ashlee Evans-Smith in the December 6 event instead of Holm, the bantamweight bout has been demoted to the prelims. The ladies will be kicking off the Fox Sports 1 broadcast, if that’s any consolation.

The heavyweight scrap between Todd Duffee and Anthony Hamilton has been promoted to the pay-per-view portion of the show.

The best news is the two feature fights remain unchanged. Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will open for the welterweight rematch with champ Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada serves as host.

Here is UFC 181’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Alex White vs. Clay Collard

Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Raquel Pennington

Corey Anderson vs. Justin Jones

Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera

Main Card:

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

Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo

Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis (UFC lightweight champion)

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks (UFC welterweight champion)

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