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Judging Justice: Re-watching, re-scoring Hendricks vs. Lawler at UFC 181

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A live review of the round-by-round scoring and decision rendered in the hotly debated UFC 181 title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Controversy, if anything, beckons scrutiny. Enter this week's video collaboration as Dallas, Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch re-watch the UFC 181 welterweight championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler to assess the accuracy of the decision.

Did Hendricks give away Round 4 with his curious absence of offense and activity late in the stanza, or had he built enough of an advantage earlier to out-weigh the lull? Is there any conceivable reinforcement for official judge Glenn Trowbridge scoring Round 2 for Lawler? Overall, was there a clear-cut winner or was this more of a toss-up? We give our best attempt to answer those questions.

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Judging Justice: Lawler vs. Hendricks 2

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Your score for Lawler vs. Hendricks 2?

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  • 55%
    48-47 Lawler
    (687 votes)
  • 35%
    48-47 Hendricks
    (433 votes)
  • 7%
    48-48 Draw
    (87 votes)
  • 2%
    Other
    (26 votes)
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