Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler Break Records In UFC 171 Main Event
If you missed UFC 171 this past Saturday than boy did you miss a good one. Yes, the year so far as been a very decision heavy one for UFC events, but UFC 171 delivered in more ways than one. Most of the fights were extremely entertaining, even the ones that did go the distance were close, back and forth battles. Then there was the main event, which turned out to be a war between two of the best at 170 lbs.
Both fighters kept an extremely fast pace and stayed busy with their offensive output. According to FightMetric, Hendricks and Lawler combined for 308 significant strikes landed! According to MMAJunkie, this sets a new record for significant strikes landed in a UFC championship fight. The previous owners of that record were Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz who combined for 256 at UFC 143. Alone, Hendricks set the record for most significant strikes in a UFC title bout with 158.