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UFC 171
UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler
UFC 171 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 15, 2014 (2014-03-15)
VenueAmerican Airlines Center
CityDallas, Texas
Total gate$2,600,000[1]
Buyrate300,000 [2]
Event chronology

UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler was a mixed martial arts event that was held on March 15, 2014, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.[3][4]

The event was released on DVD on June 17, 2014. The DVD was distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment.


A Light Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, briefly linked as the event headliner at UFC 169,[5] and UFC 170[6] was expected to headline this event.[7] However, the fight was postponed and moved to UFC 172.[8]

A Welterweight Championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC Welterweight Championship Title headlined the event.

Julianna Peña was expected to face Jéssica Andrade at this event. However, Pena pulled out of the bout citing an injury to the knee and was replaced by Raquel Pennington.[9]

Darrell Montague was expected to face Will Campuzano at this event. However, Montague was forced to pull out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Justin Scoggins.[10]

Thiago Silva was expected to face Ovince St. Preux at this event. However, Silva was removed from the bout due to police apprehension and release[11] for multiple counts of aggravated assault. This led to his subsequent release from the promotion.[12] He was replaced by Nikita Krylov.[13]

Tor Troéng was expected to face Bubba McDaniel at this event. However, Troeng was forced out of the bout due to an injury and was replaced by UFC newcomer Sean Strickland.[14]

The televised preliminary portion of the card aired on Fox Sports 2.[15]

Renée Forte weighed in one pound over the lightweight limit of 156 lbs. He decided not to cut the additional pound, so had to surrender 20% of his purse to his opponent, Francisco Trevino.[16]



Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[18]

  • Fight of the Night: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Performance of the Night: Ovince St. Preux and Dennis Bermudez

See also


  1. ^ a b "UFC 171 draws reported 19,324 attendance for $2.6 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. March 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "UFC 171 does 300K". mmapayout.com. June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Matt Erickson. "UFC 171 heads to American Airlines Center in Dallas on March 15". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Mookie Alexander. "UFC 171: Prelims moved to Fox Sports 2". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Staff. "Champ Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira headlines February's UFC 170". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira headlines UFC 171 in Dallas". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Staff. "Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira title fight moved to UFC 172". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Staff (2014-01-30). "Raquel Pennington replaces injured Julianna Pena at UFC 171". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Staff (2014-01-28). "Justin Scoggins replaces Darrell Montague at UFC 171 in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Staff (2014-03-12). "Thiago Silva to be released from jail Friday". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Staff (2014-02-07). "UFC's Thiago Silva jailed in Florida on four charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault=mmajunkie.com". Retrieved .
  13. ^ Dann Stupp (2014-02-07). "Nikita Krylov drops to 205, replaces Thiago Silva at UFC 171". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  14. ^ Staff (2014-03-03). "Sean Strickland replaces Tor Troeng, faces Robert McDaniel at UFC 171". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  15. ^ Staff (2014-03-10). "Saturday's UFC 171 prelims move to FOX Sports 2". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "UFC 171 weigh-in results: Johny Hendricks makes weight on second attempt". MMAjunkie.com. March 14, 2014.
  17. ^ "UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Staff (2014-03-16). "UFC 171 bonuses: Hendricks, Lawler, St. Preux, Bermudez win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved .

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