On Saturday, December 6. 2014 the UFC heads home to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV for their final pay per view event of the year, UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II.

This will be event number 300 for the UFC and they have put together a spectacular card to celebrate the achievement. The card features two title fights featuring four of the most exciting fighters on the UFC roster.

UFC 181 is much more than just two title fights, as the card features several intriguing bouts that should produce fireworks for the fans.

Sergio Pettis

Pettis entered the UFC Octagon as one of the hottest prospects in the bantamweight division and he looked the part in his unanimous decision victory over Will Campuzano in his debut. But following a tough loss to Alex Caceres, Pettis’ star has dimmed a bit. Pettis was able to rebound with a nice win in his last outing and now he is looking to prove to everyone that he has championship potential, just like his older brother.

Urijah Faber

In the feature bout of the preliminary card, fans will be treated to a bout between Faber and Francisco Rivera. While Rivera is a talented fighter, the reason to watch this bout is because of Faber. Faber is one of the greatest lighter weight fighters of all time, and every time he steps into the Octagon he brings an energy and excitement that few can rival.

Todd Duffee

Duffee burst onto the UFC scene with an incredible seven-second knockout in his UFC debut. That vicious knockout created a remarkable hype train, but it didn’t last long because, in his next outing, Duffee was knocked out in the middle of the third round by Mike Russow. Duffee’s journey since then has been a bit unlucky and filled with injuries. Now that Duffee is finally healthy, he is ready to send a message to the UFC heavyweight division.

Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub

Even though Browne and Schaub are both coming off of losses, the UFC heavyweight division is wide open. Every fighter with some name value in the division is only two or three wins away from a title shot. Schaub and Browne both have the physical tools to be contenders, but have come up short when the pressure is on.

Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez

It has been more than a year since Pettis won the UFC lightweight title and now that his knee is healthy, Pettis is ready to defend his title for the first time. Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Melendez came up short in his first UFC title bid against Benson Henderson, but now Melendez is ready to capture UFC gold. This fight has all the makings to be a “Fight of the Year” candidate as Pettis and Melendez are two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC today.

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

The main event of the evening features a welterweight title rematch between Hendricks and challenger Lawler. Hendricks heads into the bout looking to defend his title for the first time while Lawler is looking for revenge. While Hendrick has been sidelined with injury since his win, Lawler has been busy taking out two top welterweight contenders.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.