Top 2 Reasons to Watch UFC 195
The UFC starts 2016 with a barnburner of a main event on UFC 195 from Las Vegas as Robbie Lawler puts his welterweight title on the line against former interim champion Carlos Condit.
Lawler is coming off his first title defense in a war against the man touted as the hier to GSP’s throne, Rory MacDonald at UFC 189. It looks like Lawler will have another war on his this saturday against always dangerous Carlos Condit.
Condit is coming off a TKO win against former title contender Thiago Alves. Previous to that he was coming off a year long layoff following knee surgery from an injury sustained in a bout against Tyrone Woodley. This will be his third title fight in his UFC career, the first 2 coming in a win over Nick Diaz for the Interim Welterweight Championship, and a loss over Undisputed Champion George St. Pierre. You can believe he will be looking to take Lawlers head off as well as his championship belt.
1. Guaranteed Action
As far as exciting fighting styles go, you could not ask for 2 better guys than Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit, as both are 2 of the most exciting fighters and best finisher in the sport. Now they will do it against each other on Saturday night.
Lawler got his start in the UFC back in 2002, known as a one-punch knockout brawler. Fast forward to 2016, He still has that power, which helped him get the UFC title, and defend it.
Condit has 28 finishes in 30 wins. He’s capable of putting anyone away by either knocking them out or submitting them, as 15 of his finishes have come by way of KO/TKO, 13 by submission, and only 2 decisions. Whether he decides to stand and trade like he did against Dan Hardy, take risks and show creativity like he did against Dong Hyun Kim, or play it smart like he did against Nick Diaz remains to be seen.
Chances are this will not be a boring fight. Be ready for a war.
2. Heavyweight Contender Spot
UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum will rematch the man whose belt he took in Mexico, former champ Cain Velasquez in February. This saturday will likely decide the man next in line for a chance at the title as heavy hitters Stipe Miocic takes on Andrei Arlovski.
Miocic, a former college wrestler and excellent boxer, is coming off a win over Mark Hunt, in which he set the record for most strikes landed in a fight in UFC history with 361. He is well rounded and can hang in there with the best of them wherever the fight goes.
Arlovski, like Lawler, has somehow rejuvenated his career in his second UFC stint. He’s riding a four fight win streak, including a performance of the night (ko) and fight of the night (tko) bonuses against Antonio Silva and Travis Browne respectively.
Do yourself a favor, don’t miss this fight. And DON’T BLINK!