UFC 195: Who Else is Fighting?
UFC 195 Lawler vs. Condit goes down this Saturday in Las Vegas. With the main event, UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler looking to defend his belt against former interim champion Carlos Condit and a co-main event, heavyweight number 1 contender bout pitting Stipe Miocic against Andrei Arlovski taking most of the spotlight, you might wonder who else is fighting at UFC 195. Lets break down the rest of the main card happening at UFC 195.
Albert Tumenov (16-2, 4-1 UFC) vs. Lorenz Larkin (16-4 3-4 UFC)
Albert Tumenov has 10 knockouts in his past 11 wins. He’s coming of a first round TKO against Alan Jouban. He asked for a fight against Lorenz Larkin and he got it.
Lorenz Larkin’s drop to 170 pounds appears to have worked out in his favor, winning his first 2 welterwieght fights by KO. He’s coming off a “Fight of the Night” performance with a TKO over Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Diego Brandao (20-10, 6-3 UFC) vs. Brian Ortega (9-0, 1-0-1 UFC)
Diego Brandoa is coming off a great 2015 with first round TKO’s over Jimy Hettes and Katsunori Kikuno respectively. He want’s to eventually get a title fight and a win over Ortega would be a step in the right direction.
Brian Ortega had some hype coming into the UFC being undefeated at the time. Though he’s still listed as undefeated, it does come with some controversy. He won his promotional debut against Mike De La Torre by rear naked choke at UFC on FOX: Lawler vs Brown. That win, however, was changed to a no-contest when Ortega tested positive for steroids after the fight. His next fight would come against Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson earning a winning “Fight of the Night” performance with a TKO.
Abel Trujillo (12-7, 3-3 UFC) vs. Tony Sims (12-3, 1-1 UFC)
Abel Trujillo is coming off 2 losses to Tony Ferguson and Glesion Tibau respectively. Seing as how those 2 fighter are UFC staples, his bout against Tony Sims seems tailor made to get him back on his winning ways.
Tony Sims is coming off a loss by unanimous decision to Oliver Aubin-Mercier. Before that he was 12-1 including 10 knockout wins.