The MMA world won’t have to wait long for a new UFC welterweight champion. UFC president Dana White announced during the Georges St-Pierre conference call that Johny Hendricks will battle Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight title at UFC 171 on March 15.
St-Pierre announced during the conference call that he was vacating the welterweight title and wasn’t sure if he will ever fight again.
Hendricks last fought at UFC 167 last month losing a controversial split decision to St-Pierre.
Lawler has won three fights in a row in his return to the UFC last competing at the same UFC 167 defeating Rory MacDonald.