Countdown To UFC 192: Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley

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Following a wrestling-heavy victory over Matt Brown at UFC 185 earlier this year, former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks didn’t get the title shot he had promised after his razor-thin split decision loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 in December 2014.

That dubious distinction went to none other than Carlos Condit, who received a shot at “Ruthless” despite a previous loss to Hendricks and only one win since returning fromĀ a yearlong layoff due to a significant knee injury. The former NCAA champ was left to face another accomplished mat technician in No. 3-ranked Tyron Woodley, another fighter who had beaten Condit in the last couple years.

The winner may seem to be the next logical choice for a fight with the winner of Lawler vs. Condit, but by now we know that’s anything’s possible in the talented welterweight arena.

This fight is still going to be a pivotal one that will help shape the immediate future of a crowded and dangerous welterweight talent pool. Check out the full Countdown to UFC 192: Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley above.