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Johny Hendricks talks elbow surgery, rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 181

We talk in depth with Johny Hendricks about being injured in first fight against Robbie Lawler, having surgery to repair the elbow, and about the rematch in December.
Via MMAinterviews
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Incredible alternative art poster for Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler

The UFC lost one of the most anticipated fights of the year when Middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against former champion Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort at UFC 181 due to injury. Thankfully, the UFC did not take long to announce a replacement main event, and it was a doozy. Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will return...
Via Fight Hub TV
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Holly Holm Vs Raquel Pennington Official For UFC 181

The UFC have finally made it’s mind up about who former decorated boxing champion Holly Holm will face in her Octagon debut, with Raquel Pennington now set as her opponent at UFC 181 on December 6th in Las Vegas. The promotion had previously hinted that they were considering the unranked Milana Dudieva, but have now settled on Pennington who is currently placed at No.15 in the...
Via Fight Of The Night
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Holly Holm Makes Octagon Debut Against Raquel Pennington at UFC 181

On Thursday, it was announced undefeated Holly Holm (pictured) will make her big league debut against Raquel Pennington at UFC 181. The December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a back-and-forth battle at the negotiating table, Holm finally came to terms to join the UFC July. The standup specialist owns an unblemished 7-0 MMA record...
Via 5thRound.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald Confirmed For 170lb Title Shot In 2015

Hot off of his latest victory in the main event of UFC Fight Night 54 this past Saturday night, Rory MacDonald has been confirmed as the next welterweight title contender. MacDonald TKO’d Tarec Saffiedine with a well placed uppercut in the third round of their fight to rack up his third win in a row at 170lbs, and with only one loss in his last nine fights it’s hard to argue...
Via Fight Of The Night
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald Finally Gets UFC Title Shot, Fights Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler Winner

All eyes will be on the octagon on December 6, but there will be one set of eyeballs taking extensive notes when welterweight champion Johny Hendricks grants Robbie Lawler a rematch at UFC 181. Rory MacDonald (pictured) said he should get next crack at the crown following Saturday’s TKO victory over Tarec Saffiedine, and UFC president Dana White agrees. The Canadian Press confirmed...
Via 5thRound.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald crushes Tarec Saffiedine by TKO, calls for next title shot

Rory MacDonald stepped into his first UFC main event on Saturday night needing to make a strong statement that he was ready for a title shot against the winner of the upcoming fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. The Canadian often dubbed as 'the future of the welterweight division' got the job done with an emphatic third round TKO over former Strikeforce champion...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 54 Fight Card

The second UFC Fight Night event scheduled for this coming Saturday takes place in Halifax, Canada and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the show will be No.2 ranked welterweight contender Rory MacDonald who may well be hoping that a win over current No.9 Tarec Saffiedine could earn him a title shot against the winner of the Johny Hendricks Vs Robbie Lawler...
Via Fight Of The Night
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2 Fight Card

  UFC 181: Hendricks vs Lawler 2 Dec 6, 2014 Mandalay Bay Center Las Vegas, Nevada (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card UFC Welterweight Championship:e  Johny Hendricks – champion (16-2, #1 ranked welterweight) vs Robbie Lawler (24-10, 1 NC,  #2 ranked welterweight) UFC Lightweight Championship: Anthony Pettis – champion (17-2, #1 ranked...
Via MMA Manifesto
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman Injured, Hendricks-Lawler II to Headline UFC 181

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is out of UFC 181 after injuring his hand in training,  Now, the show will be headlined by the long-awaited rematch between welterweights Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Weidman was scheduled to defend his championship against Vitor Belfort on the Dec. 6 which will now be rescheduled for another date. Instead, it will be Hendricks defending...
Via Between The Ropes
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Injured; Hendricks Vs Lawler II Now Headlines UFC 181

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has fractured one of his hands, so his upcoming fight with Vitor Belfort on December 6th which had been set to headline UFC 181 has now been postponed. “Weidman has a hairline fracture,” UFC president Dana White announced on Twitter. “It will be casted 4 weeks, cleared in 6. He’ll be fighting Vitor in February now.” The UFC 181 event...
Via Fight Of The Night
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman Hurt; Hendricks-Lawler II Now Headlines UFC 181

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAYLas Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that middleweight champion Chris Weidman has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his fight with Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The fight will be rescheduled to a later date.As a result, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will take on No. 1 contender Robbie...
Via MMAInsider
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman Hurt; Hendricks/Lawler II To Headline UFC 181

Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that middleweight champion Chris Weidman has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his fight with Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The fight will be rescheduled to a later date. As a result, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will take on No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler in...
Via BadCulture
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181: Weidman breaks hand; Hendricks-Lawler II is your new headliner

Following a tweet from #1 contender Vitor Belfort announcing that his opponent had injured his hand, UFC officials have confirmed that middleweight champion Chris Weidman will indeed be out of his upcoming title defense against the Brazilian berzerker. Weidman suffered a break in his hand during training for UFC 181 forcing his fight with Belfort to be rescheduled for a later date...
Via Fight Booth
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman Injury Paves Way for Hendricks-Lawler II at UFC 181

Yet another win for UFC over boxing…you’ll understand in a minute. Coming on the heels of the devastating news that Chris Weidman wouldn’t be fighting Vitor Belfort at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 due to a broken hand Weidman suffered in training; fight fans will be treated to a hell of a replacement main event, I.E. a fight people wanted to see. The report via Guilherme Cruz of SB Nation...
Via BlackSportsOnline
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman injured, out of UFC 181 title fight; Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 2 takes main event slot

The UFC injury news just keeps coming, and the latest news is a big hit for the organization. UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to pull out of his UFC 181 main event title fight against Vitor Belfort due to a fracture in his hand. Instead of finding a replacement opponent for Belfort, the UFC opted to push the title fight back to February. This is the second time...
Via Fight Hub TV
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Out of UFC 181 Title Fight with Vitor Belfort, Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Rematch Now Headlines

On Monday, it was announced middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) suffered a broken hand while training that will force him out of his UFC 181 title tilt against Vitor Belfort. If you were planning on making the trek to Las Vegas to attend the December 6 event, don’t cancel your plans just yet. A rematch between champ Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will now serve as...
Via 5thRound.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald still paying for loss to Robbie Lawler

Less than a week after Robbie Lawler secured himself another shot at Johny Hendricks and the UFC’s welterweight title with a unanimous-decision win over Matt Brown, the promotion announced that top-ten contenders Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine will square-off in early October. Set for the main event of UFC Fight Night on October 4th in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the bout will be...
Via Sports-Glory
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

MacDonald-Saffiedine welterweight scrap to headline UFC Halifax debut

A welterweight match up between two top ranked contenders was announced yesterday for the UFC’s first visit to Nova Scotia, Canada. The man who fought and won the welterweight title in the final fight in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine, will take on Rory MacDonald in a five round bout that will serve as the headliner for UFC Fight Night 45 on October 4th. MacDonald, coming...
Via Fight Booth
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC On Fox 12 Medical Suspensions Highlighted By Matt Brown Out For Possibly Six Months

BetweenTheRopes.com requested and received the medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission regarding this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 12. The show took place from the SAP Center in San Jose. Medical suspensions were highlighted by Matt Brown, who lost in the main event against Robbie Lawler. Brown was suspended for 45 days with no contact, but could be out...
Via Between The Ropes
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rise of Robbie Lawler a decade in the making

With a shot at Johny Hendricks and the welterweight title on the line, Robbie Lawler outpointed, out-slugged, and out-wrestled his opponent through five rounds of fan-friendly action to earn a unanimous-decision victory over Matt Brown in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in San Jose. At the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White didn’t hesitate to make...
Via Sports-Glory
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rise of Robbie Lawler a decade in the making

With a shot at Johny Hendricks and the welterweight title on the line, Robbie Lawler outpointed, out-slugged, and out-wrestled his opponent through five rounds of fan-friendly action to earn a unanimous-decision victory over Matt Brown in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in San Jose. At the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White didn’t hesitate to make...
Via Sports-Glory
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for UFC on FOX 12′s main card winners?

This past Saturday night on FOX, ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler and Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown certainly delivered a main event worthy of its headlining status. So what’s next for the violent gentleman who won this contest, and the rest of the UFC on FOX 12 main card victors? While one fight is already set in stone, we can only speculate on what the future holds for the other...
Via Fight Booth
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Brown Denies Faking Groin Strike Against Robbie Lawler

In the third round of Saturday’s “UFC on FOX 12″ scrap between Matt Brown (pictured) and Robbie Lawler, Brown was granted time to recover after receiving what appeared to be a kick to the groin. However, the live audience booed after SAP Center in San Jose replayed the controversial strike on the big screen. Lawler’s kick was clean and Brown faked the illegal blow – so...
Via 5thRound.com
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX: Lawler vs Brown – Lessons Learned

On Saturday night the Octagon touched down in San Jose, California for the 12th installment of the UFC on FOX.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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