This weekend the UFC will enter a new era at Welterweight as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the vacant UFC Welterweight title at UFC 171. This will be the first time in nearly eight years that the undisputed Welterweight title will be on the line without Georges St-Pierre fighting for the belt. St-Pierre vacated his title and took a leave of absence from the sport after his November bout with Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.
In the co-main event, former interim Welterweight champion Carlos Condit takes on Tyron Woodley in a #1 contender’s bout for the Welterweight championship. Both men have been promised title shots with wins on Saturday, so the pressure is on for both men to perform.
In the video above, check out the UFC 171 extended preview and get a glimpse of what is to come this Saturday night.
Here is the entire UFC 171 card:
Main card (PPV 10 pm ET)
Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
Diego Sanchez vs. Myles Jury
Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard
Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Kyrlov
Preliminary card (FOX Sports 2 at 8 pm ET)
Kevin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
Raquel Pennington vs. Jessica Andrade
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes
Sean Spencer vs. Alex Garcia
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET)
Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino
Will Campuzano vs. Justin Scoggins
Robert McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford