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

In the main event, the promotion’s vacant welterweight championship was on the line as Johny Hendricks battled Robbie Lawler. Hendricks looked 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, had ascended the 170-pound ladder with three straight wins since returning to the promotion after stints with Strikeforce and EliteXC.

The co-main event featured former interim champion Carlos Condit against former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley in a fight to 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 entered 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 faced off with former Bellator kingpin Hector Lombard, lightweight Diego Sanchez faced unbeaten Myles Jury, and light heavyweights Nikita Krylov and Ovince St. Preux squared off.

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

For the full results and a recap of the event, click here.

Now that the event is in the books, what is more fun to do afterwards that doesn’t belong in a commercial entitled What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas? You guessed it: hanging out with The MMA Corner’s Josh Davis, Jason Schielke and Justin Fuller as they break down all of the action prior to the event’s post-fight press conference. The live video stream will begin immediately following the main event. Be sure to join us by either watching the video above or joining our hangout on Google+. Do you have a question or a topic you’d like the hosts to discuss? Send them a tweet @TheMMACorner or post in the question and answer section of the hangout.

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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  • gopokes

    you guys are definitely smoking crack, Johnny is not overrated and Robbie did not give that fight away, Johnny took it in the fifth. No way did robbie win the first round. Johnny rnds 1,2,5 Robbie ends 3,4

  • gopokes1

    in my opinion Johnny did robbie a favor by taking him down in the fifth or Johnny would have ended up knocking robbie down making him look stupid.

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  • severian

    yeah genius, Hendrix was winning the stand up…..not!