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Johny Hendricks wins UFC welterweight championship

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DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (R-L) Robbie Lawler punches Johny Hendricks in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (R-L) Robbie Lawler punches Johny Hendricks in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Johny Hendricks punches Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Robbie Lawler punches Johny Hendricks in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (R-L) Johny Hendricks punches Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (R-L) Johny Hendricks punches Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Johny Hendricks punches Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (R-L) Johny Hendricks punches Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Johny Hendricks reacts after defeating Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Johny Hendricks reacts after defeating Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Hector Lombard grabs the neck of Jake Shields in their welterweight fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Carlos Condit punches Tyron Woodley in their welterweight fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Carlos Condit grabs the head of Tyron Woodley in their welterweight fight during the UFC 171 event inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Tyron Woodley punches Carlos Condit in their welterweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Myles Jury kicks Diego Sanchez in their lightweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (R-L) Diego Sanchez punches Myles Jury in their lightweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Jessica Andrade punches Raquel Pennington in their women's bantamweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Jake Shields kicks Hector Lombard in their welterweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Rick Story punches Kelvin Gastelum in their welterweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: (L-R) Jimy Hettes punches Dennis Bermudez in their featherweight bout at UFC 171 inside American Airlines Center on March 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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DALLAS (AP) -- Johny Hendricks won the vacant welterweight championship Saturday night, unanimously outpointing Robbie Lawler in five rounds at UFC 171.

Tyron Woodley won the co-feature, stopping Carlos Condit to set up a likely title bout against Hendricks in the 170-pound division.

Fighting in Hendricks' adopted hometown, Lawler opened a cut beside Hendricks' right eye in the fourth round. All three judges scored the fight 28-27 for Hendricks.

Hendricks Beats Lawler To Claim Vacated Title

The title was vacated by Georges St. Pierre, who had held it since 2007. In his final defense, St. Pierre took a disputed split decision over Hendricks in November.

Would Hendricks feel vindicated if he could fight and defeat St. Pierre?

"No, but I'd like to. I think I'm better now. I'm only learning," the 30-year-old said.

The 31-year-old Lawler lost the first two rounds, but won the third and fourth before falling short in the final round.

"The fifth round. That's where I lost it in the GSP fight," Hendricks said. "I nearly died again. I was sitting there thinking, `Not another GSP.' I was thinking, `Please call my name.'"

The announcer did.

Hendricks improved to 16-2, and Lawler fell to 22-10 with one no contest.

"When you leave it up to the judges, that's what happens. I just didn't do enough to win," Lawler said.

Hendricks' background as a two-time NCAA wrestling champion at Oklahoma State helped him take down Lawler twice.

"Wrestling is part of our sport," Lawler said. "I've wrestled with some high-level guys."

Hendricks and Lawler fought cautiously in the first round. Midway through the second, Hendricks landed a succession of punches and kicks. Lawler rallied in the closing minute.

Woodley, 31, competed for the University of Missouri against Hendricks and OSU.

"Me and Johny have some unfinished business from Big 12 days of wrestling," Woodley said.

Woodley's bout ended two minutes into the second round after his leg kick behind Condit's left knee caused his right knee to buckle. Condit fell to the octagon floor in pain, and hobbled out of the arena. Woodley is 13-2.

"You know what's next," Woodley said. "The title. If I can get to (Condit) and beat him, I can be the world champion."

All but the title bout were scheduled for three five-minute rounds.

Also on the main card, welterweight Hector Lombard dominated the bloody Jake Shields, winning by unanimous decision. Shields lost a title bout to St. Pierre in 2011.

It took light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux just 1:29 to win by submission with a Von Flue choke against Nikita Krylov.

Lightweight Myles Jury, who has won all 14 of his professional bouts, took a unanimous decision over Diego Sanchez.

Among the prelims, Alex Garcia of Montreal took a fiercely contested welterweight split decision over Dallas' Sean Spencer.

Kelvin Gastelum opened a cut on Rick Story's left cheek in each round on the way to a split decision in a welterweight fight.

In the only women's bout, bantamweight Jessica Andrade of Niteroi, Brazil, won a split decision against Raquel Pennington.

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