Oct 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Gilbert Melendez (red gloves) fights against Diego Sanchez (blue gloves) in their lightweight bout during UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 171 open workout highlights

The UFC 171 festivities kicked off yesterday with the open workouts in Dallas. On Saturday night,  the UFC enters 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.

The UFC recently released the UFC 171 open workout highlight, which you can catch in the video above.

Stick with FanSided all weekend as we will have full event coverage from every angle. GIF highlights, play by play, the post fight press conference, tomorrow’s Fight Club Q & A and much more will be brought to you throughout the weekend.

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

Tags: Carlos Condit Dana White Diego Sanchez Hector Lombard Jake Shields Johny Hendricks Myles Jury Robbie Lawler Tyron Woodley UFC UFC 171