Tag: UFC 171

Robbie Lawler vs Johny Hendricks I & 2 (Full Fights)

Robbie Lawler vs John Hendricks 1 & 2, UFC 171, March 2014 and UFC 181, Dec 2014

robbie lawler vs johny hendricksGeorges St-Pierre ruled the UFC Welterweight division from 2006 to 2013. He spent those 7 years cleaning out the entire division, taking out all the top welterweight fighters the fight world could throw at him. Finally in 2013, when GSP stepped down, the welterweight title was open for the taking.

The timing couldn’t have been better. The viciously competitive world of the UFC welterweight division was swarming with hungry, skilled, and tough fighters. All of them starving to be the next champion. Matt Brown, Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley, Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz, Jake Ellenberger. The fight world paid good money to watch any combination of these fighters get in the cage.

From these combinations, fight fans got almost all of them. And the two that came out on top gave us some of the best welterweight fights in MMA history.

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Diego Sanchez and The Last Action Heroes

UFC 171 FEATURED ONE FIGHT THAT LEFT ME SURPRISINGLY DEPRESSED. Sanchez vs Jury. A fight featuring a young, talented, and technically sound fighter successfully executing a well thought-out game plan against a lion hearted UFC legend. Watching Myles Jury slowly and methodically pick apart Diego Sanchez marked for me a significant changing of the guard in MMA. The last wave of UFC heroes slowly disappearing from the octagon and replaced by new, young, and hungry fighters.

Diego Sanchez is an icon in MMA. He is known as the first Ultimate Fighter from his success on the first season of the reality show. But he is better known for the ferocity and the heart that he puts into his fights.

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