On Saturday, the UFC returns to Dallas, TX with a welterweight fueled event at the American Airlines Arena in UFC 171. Coming off a controversial loss to the former champ, Johny Hendricks looks to claim the vacant welterweight title in the headlining bout against the ever-violent Robbie Lawler. Bloody Elbow will keep you up-to-date with live coverage of the event starting with the Fight Pass prelims at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT), then heading to FS2 at 8 p.m. ET and ending on PPV with the main card at 10 p.m. ET.
This post will follow all of the action from the PPV main card.
Round 1 - Krylov kicking early. OSP caught a kick and got a takedown. OSP locked him down and he looked like he wasn't doing anything, but he actually had a side choke on and he choked Krylov unconscious! That was insane. A Von Flue choke.
Ovince St. Preux defeats Nikita Krylov by submission (Von Flue choke), 1:29 of round 1
Round 1 - Lombard just ragdolled Shields to the mat. He got right back up though. Shields connected with a head kick but Lombard pushed him to the mat. Shields got up again. Intimidating start. Lombard landed two big shots and they clinched up. Lombard just missed and Shields scooped a single, but Lombard fought him off. Uppercut from Lombard opened up a cut above Jake's eye. Lombard with a trip takedown and some hammerfists. Shields is still there but, he's getting wrecked so far. Lombard stuffed a shot and battered Lombard some more, dropping him. Shields was clearly hurt but locked him down in his guard. Lombard couldn't get anything going but he kept the fight on the floor. Dominant 10-9 from Lombard.
Round 2 - Shields connects with a kick and ducks away from Lombard's punches. Lombard with a beautiful trip takedown. Once he got into Jake's guard though, he did absolutely nothing. The ref stood them up after about 40 seconds. Jabs from Shields. Baby leg kick from Shields. Lombard stuffed a shot and Shields caught him with an upkick. The crowd is not enjoying the inactivity on the feet. They clinched up and Lombard hit a beautiful judo throw. Then stalled out. 10-9 Lombard.
Round 3 - Right hook from Lombard. Body shot from Lombard. Kick to the cup from Lombard stopped the action for 30 seconds or so. Shields got in on a leg but still couldn't get Lombard onto his back. Instead, Lombard ended up on top again. Again they stalled out and the ref restarted them after 40 seconds. Another shot stuffed from Shields, and yet again Lombard was on top. And the action died. And they got stood up again. Shields locked up a guillotine with 10 seconds to go, but Lombard lasted until the horn and looked fine. 10-9 Lombard and 30-27 overall. Meh.
Hector Lombard defeated Jake Shields by decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Round 1 - Spinning kick from Sanchez, Jury caught him with a right. Sharp leg kick from Jury. Diego charged in and landed a right hook. They clinched up against the fence for a while and exchanged knees. Body kick from Jury. Jury caught a kick but couldn't get a takedown. Body shot from Sanchez. Diego tried to bait Jury into a slugfest and got his wish for a few seconds. Body kick from Sanchez. Nice right from Jury. Head kick from Jury, Sanchez just ran at him when it landed. He couldn't corner Jurt though. Jury got a takedown. Sanchez went for a leg lock but gave it up quickly. Jury took Diego's back on their knees. 10-9 Jury.
Round 2 - A couple of jabs and a leg kick from Jury. Solid body kick from Sanchez. Diego charged in with a flurry. Big right from Jury cut Diego open. Looping right hook from Sanchez connected. Nice combination from Jury. Jabs from Jury. Lots of blood on Diego's face. Hard inside leg kick from Sanchez. Looping right connected for Jury and he got a takedown. Sanchez looked for a guillotine. Jury gave the ref a thumbs up. Jury popped his head out and landed an uppercut as they got up. 10-9 Jury.
Round 3 - Sanchez charged in and conneceted with a couple of punches. Jury went back to the jab, and threw a leg kick. Solid body kick from Sanchez. He landed a couple more. A lot of posturing but not a lot of strikes connecting from either man. Jury clinched up against the cage and looked for a takedown. He couldn't get it though. Flying knee from Jury. Jury with a takedown. Sanchez looked for a sub from the bottom but got shut down. Diego got up and looked for a guillotine but the horn went. 10-9 and 30-27 Jury.
Myles Jury defeats Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Round 1 - Woodley clubbed him with a right. Condit landed a leg kick and Woodley landed another big right. Spinning kick from Condit connected to Woodley's stomach, and Woodley clinched up. He couldn't get a takedown though. They exchanged body punches in the clinch. Inside uppercut from Woodley. They separated with just over two minutes to go. Condit with a left and a leg kick. Woodley ducked under and got a takedown. Condit looked for a triangle and Woodley just threw him off and backed away. Nice right from Woodley. Condit missed with a head kick and got taken down. It didn't stay there long though. Spinning back fist from Woodley. 10-9 Woodley.
Round 2 - Leg kick from Condit. Head kick from Condit. Big right from Woodley. Takedown from Woodley. The ref stood it up after about 35 seconds of inactivity. It looked like Condit was hurt on the takedown. Woodley landed a heavy kick to Condit's leg and when he tried to re-balance himself on the other leg, his collapsed in pain. It appears that he blew out his knee. The ref stopped it immediately.
Tyron Woodley defeats Carlos Condit by TKO (injury), 2:00 of round 2
Round 1 - Hendricks with two solid leg kicks to start. Lawler charged forward with punches and landed a knee to Johny's chin. Lawler checked a leg kick. Short left inside from Lawler. Hendricks cllinched up against the cage. Short uppercut from Hendricks before they separated. Lawler stuffed a Hendricks shot. Hendricks with a knee to the head in the clinch. Another solid leg kick from Hendricks. Hendricks missed with a big right. Another kick from Hendricks that was checked. Hendricks scored with a two-punch combo, Lawler responded with a stiff jab. A few strikes in a row landed glancingly for Hendricks, who pressed Lawler against the cage. 10-9 Hendricks.
Round 2 - Short left for Lawler connected, and a left hook. Stiff left hook again from Lawler. A couple of jabs landed for Lawler. Hendricks with a kick. They exchanged combos and Hendricks landed another hard kick. Hendricks with a two-punch combo, and knee to the face, and a leg kick. Three-punch combo from Hendricks, and another knee. Lawler came back with a straight left. Huge right from Lawler, but Hendricks ate it. Lawler stuffed a shot. Lawler just stood in front of Hendricks and ate shots while trying to land his own. Left hook connecteed from Lawler. Hendricks came back about 10 strikes in a row, but ate a hammer of a left hook at the bell. 10-9 Hendricks.
Round 3 - Both men with kicks now. Left hook connected for Hendricks. Body punch for Hendricks, leg kick for Lawler. Hendricks with three or four punches, a knee, and a leg kick. He was stringing strikes together very well. Nice left from Hendricks, Lawler responded with a jab. Lawler hurt Hendricks with two lefts and a knee. Hendricks eating huge shots, rights and lefts. Hendricks not nearly as light on his feet. Hendricks went for a takedown but couldn't get it. Hendricks kept rubbing his nose. Hendricks went back to stringing together combinations. Three-punch combo from Hendricks. Jab from Hendricks. 10-9 Lawler.
Round 4 - Inside leg kicks from Hendricks. A big left and knee from Lawler. Body shot from Lawler, Hendricks responded with a left hook. Lawler responded to that with a stiff jab. Lawler scored with a big left again. Lawler stuffed another shot from Hendricks. Hendricks had some blood on his face. Body shot from Lawler. Jabs from both men, Two big lefts from Hendricks. And another. Lawler with a two-punch combo. Back and forth, back and forth. Huge uppercut from Lawler. Hendricks just ate it and threw three hard shots right back. Two jabs by Lawler. Another combo from Lawler. More jabs from Lawler. Hard kick from Hendricks. Hendricks got his first takedown with 15 seconds to go. The round ended with Hendricks getting a front headlock. Very tough to score, but I'd lean 10-9 Lawler. 38-38 at this point.
Round 5 - Big left from Lawler early. Lawler connecting with jabs. Hendricks dove in for a takedown but Lawler managed to stay on his feet. Knees to the thigh from Hendricks. Hendricks held Lawler against the fence for a while until the ref separated them with three minutes to go. Right and a leg kick from Hendricks. Another shot got stuffed by Lawler. Jabs from Lawler. Nice combo and a right hook for Lawler sent Hendricks backing up. Hendricks came right back and backed Lawler off with four punches. Three straight lefts connect hard for Hendricks. And another. Uppercut. Lawler was wobbling. Huge left from Hendricks and he gets a big takedown. Lawler looks annoyed that Hendricks is holding him down, but he's not doing much to get up. Lawler kept shaking his head to the horn. That round was clearly Hendricks, and I have him winning 48-47.
Johny Hendricks defeated Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)