Georges St Pierre Vacates Title; Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for Welterweight Strap Headlines UFC 171

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks

  • 15-2 MMA / 10-2 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Carlos Condit

Robbie Lawler

Robbie Lawler

  • 21-9 MMA / 6-3 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Bobby Voelker, Josh Koscheck, Adlan Amagov


UFC 171

March 15th, 2014

Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Center


UFC welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre, made it official in a conference call today that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from mixed martial arts and will be vacating his title that he’s held since April of 2008.

Johny Hendricks will get another shot at becoming the #1 170-pound fighter in the world, following a razor-thin split decision loss to St. Pierre at UFC 167. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak against some of the top fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division, including Carlos Condit, Martin Kampann, and Jon Fitch.

In one of 2013’s best stories, Robbie Lawler’s career resurgence continued at UFC 167 with a split decision victory over Rory MacDonald. He went 3-0 this year in the UFC, with key victories over Bobby Voelker and Josh Koscheck.

With a new headliner for UFC 171, the previously booked match-up between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira has been moved once again to UFC 172. Though not official, UFC 172 is expected to take place on April 14th, 2014. No city or venue has been determined yet.


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