Herb Dean named referee for UFC 181 main event title fight

UFC 181 will be headlined by Johny Hendricks defending the UFC welterweight title against Robbie Lawler in a rematch and Herb Dean will the third man in the cage as he was named the referee on Monday.UFC 181 Poster

Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett recommended Dean as the referee during Monday’s Nevada Athletic Commission meeting, which was approved by the commissioners.

In addition to naming Dean as the referee, the commission assisned Sal D’Amoto, Glenn Trowbridge, and Marcos Rosales as the judges for the fight.

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II will come from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6th and the complete fight card is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Johny Hendricks (16-2) vs. Robbie Lawler (24-10, 1NC)
Anthony Pettis (17-2) vs. Gilbert Melendez (22-3)
Travis Browne (16-2-1) vs. Brendan Schaub (10-4)
Raquel Pennington (4-4) vs. TBD
Tony Ferguson (16-3) vs. Abel Trujillo (12-5, 1NC)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Urijah Faber (31-7) vs. Francisco Rivera (10-3, 1NC)
Eddie Gordon (7-1) vs. Josh Samman (10-2)
Corey Anderson (4-0) vs. Gian Villante (12-5)
Todd Duffee (8-2) vs. Anthony Hamilton (12-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Sergio Pettis (11-1) vs. Matt Hobar (9-2)
Alex White (10-1) vs. Clay Collard (13-5, 1NC)