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In a down year for UFC PPVs, 'Hendricks vs. Lawler 2' bucked the trend by posting the promotion's strongest PPV numbers since July. The UFC's final PPV of 2014 turned out to be one of their better selling cards in an otherwise down year at the box office. Per MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer, UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 drew an estimated 375,000-400,000 buys, which is up from the 310,000 for the first Hendricks vs. Lawler fight in March, and also the promotion's best selling PPV since UFC 175: We read news >>

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The apparent decision to go with Johny Hendricks over Rory MacDonald for the next UFC welterweight title shot may have been fueled by the surprising success of the UFC 181 show.Early estimates have the Dec. 6 show doing between 375,000 and 400,000 buys, well above what the company has done for any show since July. Estimates this early can vary significantly from the final numbers, and the UFC does not release pay-per-view numbers. Cable industry estimates have been roughly double that of UFC 180 read news >>

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Tell us you didn't see this one coming from 10 miles away ... Remember when it was "pretty impossible" to deny Rory MacDonald the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title shot and that it would "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" take place in Canada? We do, mainly because company president Dana White made the now-hollow guarantee just two months ago moments after "Red King" (not a typo -- he has a new nickname, remember!) scored a third round (technical) knockout victo read news >>

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In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler. The news came via broadcaster Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and was later also reported by Damon Martin of Fox Sports: Rory MacDonald confirms that he will NOT be getting a title fight. The UFC informed him of this last week. — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) Decem read news >>

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All signs point to a Lawler vs. Hendricks trilogy following news that Rory MacDonald won't be getting the next crack at the belt. Perhaps the real loser of the incredibly close rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was actually Rory MacDonald. Lawler eked out a split decision to become the UFC's welterweight champion, but the decision was controversial enough that the thought of a rubber match between the two men did run through Dana White's head. Rory MacDonald was supposed to be th read news >>

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Does former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks deserve an immediate trilogy fight against the man who lifted his title by the slimmest of margins at UFC 181, Robbie Lawler? Or should the UFC move forward with its original plan to give Rory MacDonald the next title shot? Those are the questions upon which the entire welterweight division will hinge in 2015 (Okay, and also whether former champion Georges St-Pierre returns). Proponents of an immediate Hendricks rematch note that after 10 rou read news >>

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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes discusses Robbie Lawler’s UFC 181 title win last Saturday night, as well as why he believes a trilogy fight should be favoured over a Rory MacDonald rematch. read news >>

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Robbie Lawler is the new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin, thanks to a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks at the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event back on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it here). And "Ruthless" is not opposed to a rubber match, according to his conversation with Sherdog's "Beatdown Radio" show, in order to "figure this one out." "I'm very confident in my skills and think, if we fought again, I would win. Johny is a hell of a fighter, a hell read news >>

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It sounds like the UFC's new welterweight champion has been listening a pretty good former one. On Monday UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes told Ariel Helwani that a trilogy bout between his former protege Robbie Lawler and former champ Johny Hendricks should take precedent over a rematch with No. 2 welterweight Rory MacDonald. In October MacDonald was promised the next crack at the title somewhere in his native Canada, but UFC president Dana White sounded noncommittal after watching Lawler snatch t read news >>

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T.P. Grant takes an in-depth look at Lawler's win over Hendricks, the Pettis brothers, and the bulldog choke. UFC 181 is officially in the books and it was an outstanding slate of fights. Formerly known as T.P.'s Technique Review the show has been rechristened as Inside the Guard. Took me awhile but I finally found a name I find satisfyingly fun and clever. The concept of the show is still the same, focus on a few key aspects of a few interesting fights and break them down. Now instead of lookin read news >>

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Robbie Lawler defeated Johny Hendricks via split decision at UFC 181 last weekend, earning his first title inside the Octagon of Ultimate Fighting Championship. read news >>

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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. read news >>

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Heading into the UFC 181 welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks, the stakes seemed clear enough. The winner would face challenger Rory MacDonald, most likely in MacDonald's native Canada, sometime in early-2015. Yet when Lawler and Hendricks fought to yet another razor close decision on Saturday night, this time with the judges seeing it for Lawler, the idea of a trilogy fight started to pick up some steam. Suddenly MacDonald-Lawler II felt a little less important tha read news >>

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Early on, it'd be crazy to say that Johny Hendricks doesn't finish fights. "Bigg Rigg" gained a reputation as one of the most dangerous knockout artists in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), let alone the welterweight division, thanks to devastating finishes over Jon Fitch, Martin Kampmann, and Charlie Brenneman, just to name a few. And though former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Matt Hughes recognizes Hendricks as a true finisher, he seems to think "Bigg Rigg" is now read news >>

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