Friday January 2, 2015- UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will have his first title defense against Johny Hendricks.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the fight on Thursday. This will be the third time the two welterweights will fight each other.
As we remember, Hendricks beat Lawler via unanimous decision to win the vacant 170lb title in March. Lawler beat Hendricks in a rematch last month at UFC 181 to claim the belt via split decision.
Dana White had previously announced that Rory MacDonald would fight the winner for the title, but the UFC decided to change those plans have the two battle it out for the third time.
“Robbie and Rory just fought,” White said “We just feel like the trilogy makes sense, do the third fight between these two.”
Stay tuned for more information…..