The Countdown to UFC 181 focuses on just two fights and really, they’re the ones you need to be focusing on.
The main event is going to be stellar as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler always bring it. Based on the show, Hendricks definitely feels like his torn biceps slowed him down and that he should be able to give Lawler his best this time.
But the fight that I want to see most is Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Pettis is turning into the type of athlete who might simply be must-see, much like how Anderson Silva was. You simply don’t want to miss a fight just in case something fantastic happens. And Gilbert Melendez is the polar opposite. He’s a grinder. He’s tough. And he always seems to be in a close fight, sometimes to his detriment. It should be quite the story come fight time.
This looks to be one of the best cards of the year and it’s also the last numbered card of the year.