The UFC crowned a new welterweight champion Saturday night at UFC 181, as Robbie Lawler took home the title with a split decision victory over Johny Hendricks in the main event.
Lawler avenged a loss from earlier this year, and possibly cemented himself as the “Fight of the Year” following wins over Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown. He lost via decision to Hendricks in the first meeting.
The “Fight of the Night” inside Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was awarded to Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar, while “Performance of the Night” bonuses went out to Anthony Pettis and Josh Samman. All four picked up an additional $50,000.
You can find complete results and full UFC 181 play-by-play on FightLine.