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Johny Hendricks seizes 2nd title shot at UFC 171

By Greg Beacham


Johny Hendricks bruised, bloodied and battered Georges St. Pierre last November, only to watch St. Pierre leave the UFC octagon with his welterweight title belt and a split-decision victory.

With a second chance to claim the now-vacant belt when he faces Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 in Dallas on Saturday night, Hendricks refuses to let any frustration over that loss hinder him from finally climbing atop the 170-pound division.

Although Hendricks (15-2) won't get the chance to claim the title directly from St. Pierre, he hasn't showed much disappointment behind his bearded, bespectacled, aw-shucks Oklahoma persona.

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HD36 wrote:
This should be a good fight. Lawler proved himself by knocking out Koscheck and beating Rory McDonald in his last fight. The knock on Lawler is his ground game, but it appears much improved. Hendricks has the one punch KO but Lawler has better kicks. Hendricks fought one of the best strickers in Condit and barely edged him out. Lawler has more power than Condit, but not the range. I would say Hendricks should be favored at -250.
on March 15,2014 | 06:28AM
hanabatadayz wrote:
hendricks was drained after the weigh-in trying to make weight..hope he can recover in time..he clearly beat georges..so the title should be his right now
on March 15,2014 | 10:05AM
HD36 wrote:
I heard he walks around at 207lbs. The hardest part of the fight is losing weight. I've seen some of them on IV solutions after the weigh in.
on March 15,2014 | 12:26PM
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