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The sting of losing the UFC welterweight title still doesn’t sit well with Johny Hendricks.

Hendricks could have waited for a rematch with Lawler later this year, but opted instead to fight – and defeat – Matt Brown in March.

Now, “Bigg Rigg” is hoping he has done enough to warrant another crack at wearing the championship.

“I out-punched him, I out-struck him, I took him down,” said Hendricks, during a recent interview with Submission Radio while discussing the loss. “To beat the champion, you’ve gotta really beat the champion. And I don’t think he did.

“I still feel like I won that fight.”

Hendricks (17-3) will sit and watch with the rest of the world when Lawler defends his belt against Rory MacDonald this July. Having been inside the Octagon for 30 minutes with “Ruthless,” and having previously fought MacDonald’s Tristar teammate Georges St-Pierre, he has a pretty strong understanding of what might go down.

“I think Rory (is going to win),” he said. “He’s got great coaches, he’s going to figure a way out. They’re game-planners.

“They’re guys that are going to do this, this and this, and they’re going to make sure that everything runs to a ‘T.'”

As for his former opponent, GSP, Hendricks isn’t sure if he will return to the Octagon or remain in retirement.

“There’s a part of me that sits there and says, ‘Yes, I’d love to have him back because I would like to fight him again,’ but then there’s also a part of me where you’re never going to be able to take away what he did.

“He did a lot of stuff for the sport and a lot of stuff for the welterweight division. There’s a part of me that says, ‘Hey, stay in retirement and let us decide to see who the next sort of GSP will be.’ That’s where my head’s at.”

ufc fight night 64

The Octagon touches down in Poland this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 64.

Set for Krakow, the entire event streams live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 11:45 a.m. ET with the prelims.

The main card, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET, includes a rematch between Mirko Cro Cop and Gabriel Gonzaga. Also, Jimi Manuwa faces Jan Blachowicz, Bartosz Fabinski meets Garreth McLellan and Joanne Calderwood battles Maryna Moroz.

Below is the current lineup and a video preview:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

Light Heavyweight: Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz

Middleweight: Bartosz Fabinski vs. Garreth McLellan

Female Strawweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Maryna Moroz

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/11:45 a.m. ET)

Welterweight: Pawel Pawlak vs. Sheldon Westcott

Welterweight: Mickael Lebout vs. Sergio Moraes

Welterweight: Seth Baczynski vs. Leon Edwards

Heavyweight: Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Anthony Hamilton

Female Strawweight: Aleksandra Albu vs. Izabela Badurek

Lightweight: Marcin Bandel vs. Steven Ray

Featherweight: Rocky Lee vs. Taylor Lapilus

Featherweight: Damian Stasiak vs. Yaotzin Meza

melvin guillard

Melvin Guillard’s most recent appearance for World Series of Fighting was a lightweight championship match vs. Justin Gaethje.

But if “The Young Assassin” has his way, it will also be his last.

Guillard, appearing on Submission Radio recently, discussed his issues with the promotion and those that run it.

“I’m on my way out the door from World Series most likely,” he said. “I might even pit stop in Bellator because right now, Bellator, from what I’m seeing, I hear they’re taking care of their guys and they’re paying the guys pretty decent.”

The former UFC fighter was fined for missing weight vs. Gaethje in November. He lost via split decision, dropping his overall record to 32-14-2.

“Ali (Abdelaziz, WSOF official) didn’t man up and follow his promise, and you know right now, it’s a little bit personal to me,” Guillard said. “I’m going to let them know how I feel, for when you (expletive) over Melvin Guillard and not give him what he asked for after he swallows his pride and takes a fight and let’s them take 50-percent.”

Guillard’s last UFC fight came in 2014 when he fell via decision to Michael Johnson. Overall, he’s gone 2-4 with one no-contest since 2012, including losses to Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner.

“To be honest, instead of being the World Series of Fighting champion, I’d rather be in the UFC just fighting in the Top-10 and probably never becoming the UFC world champion; if I had that option,” he said. “Sometimes I tear up watching that (the UFC). And the sad part I think about was how they released me.”

will brooks

Will Brooks makes the first official title defense of his reign, taking on Dave Jansen this Friday night at Bellator 136 with the lightweight belt on the line.

Set for the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California, Brooks (15-1) is coming off two straight wins over Michael Chandler. Jansen (20-2) will try to earn his first belt in the promotion.

Other Spike TV main card fights include Joe Schilling vs. Rafael Carvalho, Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy and Alexander Volkov vs. Tony Johnson.

The card starts online with prelims at 7 p.m. ET, while the main card begins at 9 p.m. ET.

Check out the complete lineup below:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Lightweight Championship
Will Brooks (c) vs. Dave Jansen

Middleweight: Joe Schilling vs. Rafael Carvalho

Lightweight: Marcin Held vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy

Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs. Tony Johnson

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com/7 p.m. ET)

Flyweight: Fabricio Guerreiro vs. John Teixeira

Lightweight: Saad Awad vs. Rob Sinclair

Middleweight: Joey Beltran vs. Brian Rogers

Welterweight: John Mercurio vs. Greg Parker

Featherweight: Jay Bogan vs. Justin Governale

Featherweight: Marcos Bonilla vs. A.J. McKee

Flyweight: Jonathan Santa Maria vs. Steve Ramirez

Middleweight: Chris Herrera vs. Luc Bondole

Bantamweight: Chad George vs. Mark Vorgeas

Catchweight: Cleber Luciano vs. Aaron Miller

ufc 186

We all know what kind of skills UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson brings inside the Octagon.

But what about his challenger at UFC 186, Kyoji Horiguchi?

Well, check out the below videos to see both Johnson – vs. Chris Cariaso – and Horiguchi – taking on Jon Delos Reyes – in action from previous fights.

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