On Saturday, March 15, the UFC will host UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler from the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

In the main event, the promotion’s vacant welterweight championship will be on the line as Johny Hendricks battles Robbie Lawler. Hendricks is looking to claim gold after falling short against previous title holder Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 in November. The loss snapped a six-fight winning streak for the former national champion wrestler. Lawler, meanwhile, has ascended the 170-pound ladder with three straight wins since returning to the promotion after stints with Strikeforce and EliteXC.

The co-main event will feature former interim champion Carlos Condit against former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley in a fight that could determine who will be the first to challenge the Hendricks-Lawler winner. Condit suffered back-to-back losses to the aforementioned St-Pierre and Hendricks, but rebounded with a win over Martin Kampmann in August. Woodley enters the bout riding the momentum of a first-round knockout of Josh Koscheck in November.

Also on the main card, former Strikeforce title holder Jake Shields faces off with former Bellator kingpin Hector Lombard, lightweight Diego Sanchez faces unbeaten Myles Jury, and light heavyweights Nikita Krylov and Ovince St. Preux square off.

The 13-fight event will kick off Saturday at 6 p.m. ET with four fights streaming on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary bout follow on Fox Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, with the pay-per-view main card airing live at 10 p.m. ET.

The MMA Corner’s Josh Davis, Jason Schielke and Justin Fuller break down the main card in the live stream above (held on Google Plus) starting at 10 p.m. ET. If you want to put your two cents in or ask the hosts a question, feel free to tweet them @TheMMACorner or hit up the question and answer section of the stream.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Nikita Krylov vs. Ovince St. Preux
Fox Sports 2 Preliminary Card
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino
Will Campuzano vs. Justin Scoggins
Robert “Bubba” McDaniel vs. Sean Strickland
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford

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  • DHTYH JURCB

    Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will battle at UFC 171 to determine the new welterweight king.

    Georges St-Pierre dominated the 170-pound class for years. Following a controversial win over Hendricks at UFC 167, though, St-Pierre vacated his belt and stepped away from MMA for personal reasons. As a result, a different fighter will claim the undisputed welterweight crown for the first time in six years.

    Hendricks and Lawler won’t be the only elite 170-pounders competing at UFC 171.

    In the co-main event, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley will meet in a matchup that could produce the next title challenger. Also, Jake Shields will try to keep his momentum going against a fellow former middleweight, Hector Lombard.

    Additionally, Rick Story will test up-and-coming The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum in the final fight on the preliminary card.

    The UFC 171 weigh-ins will be held on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. When the weigh-ins begin, live video will be available through the above stream.

    Below is the entire fight card for UFC 171, which will be held on Saturday, March 15 in Dallas, Texas.

    • DHTYH JURCB

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