Welcome fight fans, to my picks and predictions for UFC 171. “Hendricks vs. Lawler” will air on Fox Sports 1 and Pay-Per-View Saturday evening. The card’s action will be headlined by welterweight contenders vying for the 170 lbs. divisional title. A solid line-up calls for solid picks, right? Whether you agree or disagree, leave your thoughts by commenting.
As lead writer here, I do my best to make quality peeks into the future. That being said, anything can (and does) happen in mixed martial arts. With an overall 649–401 (62% correct) record thus far since our launch, let’s get into how I see the action inside the cage going down from Dallas.
*(winners are in bold)
Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler: Lawler by TKO
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley: Condit by decision
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez: Jury by decision
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields: Lombard by TKO
Nikita Krylov vs. Ovince St. Preux: St. Preux by decision
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story: Story by decision
Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington: Andrade by submission
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes: Bermudez by decision
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer: Garcia by TKO