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By Bruce Alder

UFC 181> DEC. 6

Cur­rent Wel­ter­weight Cham­pion Johny Hen­dricks at­tempts to re­tain his ti­tle belt against No. 1 con­tender “Ruth­less” Rob­bie Lawler in a re­match from March. An­thony Pet­tis takes to the oc­tagon to de­fend his light­weight cham­pi­onship for the first time since he won in it Aug. 2013. His chal­lenger is Gil­bert Me­len­dez, the man ranked sec­ond by the UFC in the light­weight di­vi­sion and two-time Strike­force cham­pion. With two belts on the line it looks to be an ex­cit­ing night of fights. Man­dalay Bay, (702) 632-7580

SAM BOYD STA­DIUM ROYAL PUR­PLE LAS VE­GAS BOWL > DEC. 20

The 23rd an­nual Royal Pur­ple Bowl as­sures Las Ve­gas foot­ball fans some post­sea­son ac­tion,

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