Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks via split decision. (48-47, 47-48, 49-49)
Their first encounter might have left a few open questions, but Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald will meet again at UFC 189. And this time, the UFC welterweight champion wants to make a statement...
This was a year in which plenty of exciting main events went down to the wire. But only one had the added bonus of a vacant title up for grabs over the final five minutes.
Watch the UFC 181 card in super slow motion.