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Did Johny Hendricks Lose Title to Weight Cut?

The prevailing image of UFC 181’s main event war between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was that of Hendricks hugging for dear life the leg of Lawler in the fourth and fifth round of their title fight. After starting the fight strong it appeared that Hendricks simply stopped fighting. Gone was the fire and tenacity that we have grown to expect from Hendricks, in its place was...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks Disappointed By Championship Rounds Performance At UFC 181

Robbie Lawler seized the welterweight title from Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 181 on Saturday night after edging him out by split decision, and despite some believing he’d done enough to retain the belt ‘Big Rig’ opted not to complain, but rather focused on the shortcomings of his own performance. “I didn’t fight,” Hendricks bluntly stated at the post-fight...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Pettis shines and Hendricks falters in return from injuries

Two long-injured champions made their return to the cage at UFC 181. While Johny Hendricks came up short, Anthony Pettis lived up to his name "Showtime." The post UFC 181: Return Of The Injured appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Ref Starts to Raise Johny Hendricks Hand Before Robbie Lawler Announced As Winner

The worst thing possible happened to the Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler fight Saturday night. No one was knocked out which meant the judges got to decide who won the fight. Scratch that--it's the second worst thing that could happen.The worst is going to be what Hendricks does to the ref for starting to raise his hand right before the announced named Lawler the winner.via RedditRead more »
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawler wins split decision over Hendricks to become new welterweight champion at UFC 181

LAS VEGAS --- Five rounds didn't appear to be enough fighting for Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 181, Saturday night. After the final horn, Lawler stayed in the face of defending champion Johny Hendricks and walked him down until Hendricks turned his back and took a knee. A healthy and healed Hendricks wrestled a great deal more than he did in his first fight against Lawler...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler Defeats Johny Hendricks By Split Decision To Win 170lb Title

Robbie Lawler is the UFC’s new welterweight champion after another gruelling five round battle with Johny Hendricks that ended with the judges awarding him a split decision win. Round One: The main event welterweight title fight is underway. Lawler with two jabs and a left. More strikes for him with some good knees to the body in there. Hendricks up against the cage taking these...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Complete Betting Odds

Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks remains a steady 2-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title against Robbie Lawler tonight in UFC 181′s featured attraction, so let’s take a closer look at Saturday’s co-main event between lightweight champ Anthony Pettis (pictured) and Gilbert Melendez. Despite his 16-month layoff due to knee surgery, Pettis is nearly a 3-1 favorite to beat...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks: As soon as contracts are signed, I'm no longer champion

When Johny Hendricks won the UFC welterweight title back in March it was like a dream come true.  Hendricks lusted after the gold ever since he made his mixed martial arts debut and coming just short of capturing the title in November 2013 only made him want it that much more. It took five rounds and all 25 minutes for Hendricks to do enough to get the nod via judges' decision to...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Remember when Johny Hendricks (pictured) beat Robbie Lawler in March for the UFC welterweight title? The same thing is going to happen this Saturday at UFC 181 – if you were to ask the Gambling Gods. Hendricks is slightly more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to retain his strap in his first title defense. Lawler, meanwhile, comes in as a +170 underdog. Mandalay Bay Events Center in...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC champ Johny Hendricks dieting through Thanksgiving: 'I love food'

This week, tens of millions of Americans who are fortunate enough will sit around the dinner table and give thanks for a gigantic Thanksgiving meal, filled with all sorts of fattening, salty, and sugary goodies. Fighters like UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks who have bouts coming up the following week at UFC 181 will not be able to partake as fully as they'd like to, however...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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