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UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit (1/2/2016) - Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)

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UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
January 2, 2016
Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)

UFC Welterweight Championship: Robbie Lawler © (170) vs. Carlos Condit (169) (second defense) - Lawler, DEC (split)
Stipe Miocic (241.5) vs. Andrei Arlovski (246.5) - Miocic, TKO (punches), R1 (0:54)
Albert Tumenov (171) vs. Lorenz Larkin (171) - Tumenov, DEC (split)
Diego Brandão (146) vs. Brian Ortega (145.5) - Ortega, SUB (triangle choke), R3 (1:37)
Abel Trujillo (156) vs. Tony Sims (156) - Trujillo, SUB (guillotine choke), R1 (3:18)

Fox Sports 1 Preliminary Card:
Michael McDonald (136) vs. Masanori Kanehara (135) - McDonald, SUB (rear naked choke), R2 (2:09)
Kyle Noke (170.5) vs. Alex Morono (170) - Morono, DEC (split)
Justine Kish (116) vs. Nina Ansaroff (116) - Kish, DEC (unanimous)
Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5) - Dober, DEC (unanimous)

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
Dustin Poirier (155.5) vs. Joseph Duffy (155) - Poirier, DEC (unanimous)
Joe Soto (135.5) vs. Michinori Tanaka (135.5) - Tanaka, DEC (split)
Edgar Garcia (170) vs. Sheldon Westcott (170) - Westcott, TKO (punches), R1 (3:12)

Event Bonuses ($50,000):
Performance of the Night: Michael McDonald
Performance of the Night: Stipe Miocic
Fight of the Night: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

Attendance: 10,300
Gate: $2 million
Buyrate: 300,000

Cancelled Bouts:
Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm - Bout Moved to Another Card
Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch - Injury to Koch
Stephen Thompson vs. Neil Magny - Magny Moved to Another Card
Russell Doane vs. Michinori Tanaka - Injury to Doane
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Kyle Noke - Injury to Gastelum

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Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy​ is pretty much only on Fight pass to get people to buy/use their free trial, right?

 

Justine Kish vs. Nina Ansaroff​ should be good since I have heard about them but haven't seen either fight yet.

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Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy​ is pretty much only on Fight pass to get people to buy/use their free trial, right?

 

They wanted to make up for the fight not happening on Fight Pass the first time around in October.

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I should also say they are trying to get more eyeballs on Fight Pass in a sense, and they plan on having more captivating fights to headline that portion of the card. This just happens to kill two birds with one stone.

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It's not like they are getting more money from Reebok if they appear on FS1 or the PPV.  Uh thank you.

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there is no current fighter that i am a bigger fan of than Andrei Arlovski.

he really is the last of the old guard that can still be a top contender.

this fight with Stipe is a huge challenge, and i put AA as the underdog, but i'm pulling for him hardcore. Just the prospect of an Arlovski title shot has me super pumped up right now.

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I'm thinking back to some of the haymakers Miocic landed on Dos Santos and cringe when I picture just one of those landing on Arlovski.

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Here's the first Embedded vlog.

 

 

Since I recall someone saying they liked it, here's another Dan Hardy breakdown, this time doing the Lawler/Condit fight.

 

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Looked forward to the main event since it was announced with the fighters involved and the records they have in finishing fights. Picking Carlos by decision.

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Looked forward to the main event since it was announced with the fighters involved and the records they have in finishing fights. Picking Carlos by decision.

I can definitely see the fight going multiple ways including this.  Condit is arguably the more strategic and technical strikers of the two.

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In his last two fights, Condit started really slowly. It cost him against Woodley whereas Alves didn't stop Condit from gaining momentum. 

 

Lawler really isn't going to be interested in a technical striking battle. I think the Lawler at the end of his Strikeforce probably would have played into that game, but I don't think that's as likely now.

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I like how Goldberg just mentioned Cyborg and thankfully Rogan didn't say something stupid he just changed the subject.

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3rd round for certain Soto won. I think Tanaka won the 1st 2 rounds despite the deep submission attempts by Soto.

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3rd round for certain Soto won. I think Tanaka won the 1st 2 rounds despite the deep submission attempts by Soto.

 

I think I gave Soto the first and third and gave Tanaka the second. The first round was close because Soto's gogo was perhaps the best offense of the round. However, I can see why you would give Tanaka the first.

 

Poirier- Duffy was freaking awesome. I was way more impressed by Poirier in this fight than his previous two fights at lightweight. As soon as Duffy started buzzing him, he transitioned the fight to the ground. I think Duffy thought that it was going to be a 15 minute slugfest, but Poirier just grinded away at him with great ground and pound. It will be interesting to see who Poirier is matched with next. I think some guys would be good style matchup for him while others might give him fits.

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