If it wasn’t enough that today the UFC announced the much anticipated debut of Holly Holm is now set against Raquel Pennington and that both Pettis brothers were also booked to fight on the same card, we now have another match-up to the already stacked UFC 181 card. A Heavyweight showdown is now booked between Travis Brown and Brendan Schaub.
We last saw the top UFC prospect Travis Brown(16-2-1) back in April where he took on Fabrico Werdrum however he ended up losing via decision and suffered multiple injuries but, he is now healthy and ready to get back in the cage again . Before his unfortunate loss he was on an impressive 3 fight win streak beating some of the top Heavyweights in the division with three knock out wins over Gabriel Gonzanga, Allistar Overeem and Josh Burnett.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 finalists Brendan Schaub (10-4) managed to squeak by with a controversial judge’s decision at UFC 174 against Andrei Arvolski in what was called by many called a lack luster performance by many. Schaub will defiantly need a huge win in this fight to keep relevant in the division.
UFC 181 Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 pay-per-view (PPV) event is scheduled to take place on Dec. 6, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II
Welterweight Championship: Johny Hendricks (Champion) vs. Robbie Lawler
Lightweight Championship: Anthony Pettis (Champion) vs. Gilbert Melendez
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante
Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton
Middleweight: Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman
Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm
Bantamweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Matt Hobar