After a couple lackluster pay-per-views, the octagon comes storming back with a nasty show on December 6. “UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II” goes down inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (pictured) makes his first title defense against a familiar foe in Robbie Lawler. Hendricks beat “Ruthless” via unanimous decision to capture the vacant crown back in March.
The first-time UFC title defenses don’t end there. Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis finally puts his strap up for grabs against Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event. Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury since last November.
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Here is UFC 181’s official roster:
(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
(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)