Hard hitting Robby Lawler will try to defend his welterweight UFC title once again at UFC 195. This time, he’ll be facing Carlos Condit, a fighter that has been hovering at the top of the UFC welterweight division for a long time. Let’s take a closer look at these fighters and then I’ll make my fight pick for UFC 195: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit.
Robbie Lawler has been a professional MMA fighter since 2001 and has racked up an overall record of 26-10. While his overall record might not be all that impressive, keep in mind, since returning to the UFC in 2013, he’s 7-1 while fighting the best of the best.
Robbie Lawler can knock your head off! Twenty of his wins have come via KO/TKO. Since returning to the UFC, he’s also fought smarter and has one of the best takedown defenses in MMA. He knows where he wants the fight and can keep it there all fight long.
Carlos Condit comes in to this title fight with an overall record of 30-8. He’s been in the UFC since 2009 and has gone 7-4 since with the losses coming to the who’s who of the division, including a decision loss to UFC legend George St. Pierre. The other losses were to Johnny Hendricks, his first UFC fight with Matin Kampmann, which he later avenged, and a weird loss to Tyrone Woodley which looked like an injury preceded the “leg KO”.
Carlos Condit can finish a fight with strikes or submissions. Fifteen of his 30 wins have come via KO/TKO and another 12 have come via submission. Condit is a smart fighter and fights out of one of the best camps in MMA known for great game plans! With a full toolbox of MMA skills, and what will most likely be a great game plan, can Robbie Lawler overcome that for another title defense?
In this fight Robbie Lawler’s very predictable fighting style will finally be his downfall. Let look at his last two fights. Arguably, Johnny Hendricks should have one the decision in their rematch. Hendricks didn’t stand and bang and took Lawler to a decision. Rory McDonald chose to stand and bang with Lawler and eventually lost that battle.
Condit won’t make the mistakes both Hendricks and MacDonald made. One didn’t capitalize on stifling the stand up game, and the other chose to stand and bang way too long. Look for Condit to mix thing up a lot better than those to fighters. We’ll probably see Lawler chasing after Condit most of the fight leaving him self open for a good counter strike game from Condit. When it’s all said and done, Condit will walk out of the Octagon at UFC 195 the new welterweight champion.
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