NASCAR Fantasy Live player Hendricks set for UFC 171

March 14, 2014, Pat DeCola,

Celebrity league player going for welterweight title

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Fans, be sure to tune in Saturday night to see one of the top UFC fighters in the world and celebrity NASCAR Fantasy Live player Johny Hendricks as he headlines UFC 171 (10 p.m. ET, PPV).

The No. 1-ranked Hendricks -- whose nickname is "Bigg Rigg" -- will square off against No. 3 Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight title in the night's main event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. He's a -400 favorite over Lawler (+325). The title was vacated in December when longtime champion Georges St-Pierre chose to step away from the sport and surrender his belt.

Hendricks will try to keep his hot streak going, as he's been on a roll lately in the NASCAR Fantasy Live celebrity league. He won the season-opening week at Daytona International Speedway with a high score of 209.5 points and he's currently third in the standings behind only Alyssa Milano and Kal Penn.

Hendricks sat down with's Kenny Bruce last season for a great interview that touches on the time he convinced Kevin Harvick to step into the octagon with him and who he roots for out on the track. Click here to read the full interview.