UFC 181: Robbie Lawler Grinds Out Razor Thin, Championship Win
By FCF Staff
Robbie Lawler came back from being outscored and outwrestled by Johny Hendricks tonight at UFC 181, to score a razor thin, split decision win.
Lawler came out firing to begin the fight, but Hendricks weathered the storm, and outscored the challenger in rounds two and three. After a competitive round four, Lawler battered and bloodied Hendricks in round five, and was awarded the decision win.
In the co-main-event, Anthony Pettis caught a very game, Gilbert Melendez with a guillotine choke in round two, and retained the lightweight title in the process.
Here are the results from UFC 181, which was hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Ls Vegas.
Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Anthony Pettis def. Gilbert Melendez via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 1:53
Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (punches) R1, 4:50
Todd Duffee def. Anthony Hamilton via KO (punch) R1, 0:33
Tony Ferguson def. Abel Trujillo via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 4:19
Urijah Faber def. Francisco Rivera via submission (neck crank / choke) R2, 1:34
Josh Samman def. Eddie Gordon via KO (head kick) R2, 3:08
Corey Anderson def. Justin Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Raquel Pennington def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via technical submission (bulldog choke) R1, 4:59
Sergio Pettis def. Matt Hobar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Clay Collard def. Alex White via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)