Lawler catches Hendricks with a kick to the head during their fight at UFC 181.
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Robbie Lawler won the welterweight title at UFC 181 Saturday night, claiming a split decision over Johny Hendricks in their rematch.While Hendricks and Lawler didn't match the theatrics and brutality of their spectacular first fight, Lawler got off to an impressive start in the rematch that had Hendricks backpedaling in the first round.Hendricks beat Lawler in one of the year's best fights earlier this year, surviving five bruising rounds to claim Georges St. Pierre's vacated belt.Lawler was once best known for failing to reach the heights suggested by his talent, losing five of eight fights in the Strikeforce promotion before rejoining the UFC in early 2013 . The former prodigy has realized his potential on MMA's biggest stage, becoming the first former Strikeforce fighter to win a UFC title with six wins in his last seven bouts. Lawler and his corner celebrated wildly when the decision was read, and Hendricks congratulated Lawler in a good moment between two fighters who seem headed for a decisive third bout next year.
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