90.3
Submission (Kimura)
5:56
      Chiesa took down Condit twice in the first round, and worked a little ground & pound, but wasn't doing a ton of damage from inside Condit's guard. Condit threw up an armbar with 90 seconds left in the round, and it looked tight, but Chiesa somehow was able to slip out of it, and he got back to his feet a few seconds later. Chiesa grabbed Condit with a tight bodylock, and then he threw him to the ground again, landing in side control this time. Chiesa almost took his back, and then Condit rolled for a leg lock, but Chiesa was able to roll out of danger, and he landed some punches before the end of the round. That was an interesting round of grappling, but I'm giving it to Chiesa for the multiple takedowns and the top control.
     Chiesa threw some decent punches while moving forward in the second round, and then he took down Condit 30 seconds into the round and pinned him against the fence again. Chiesa cranked on a Kimura, it looked a little weird, it was a one armed Kimura or something, and he was somehow able to finish the fight by submission. That was an interesting finish by Michael Chiesa. Good fight overall by both fighters, and a big win for Chiesa.
89.4
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
8:17
      These guys traded a few strikes, Oliveira clinched, and then he threw Condit to the ground 90 seconds into the opening round. The wrestled around for a minute or so, and then Oliveira tried to work some ground & pound. Condit scrambled his way back to his feet, and then he took down Oliveira with 2 minutes left in the round. Oliveira sort of went for a guillotine choke, but he only had half guard, so it didn't work out very well for him. Condit threw some short punches, and pinned Oliveira against the fence until the end of the round. Oliveira tried to sweep Condit, but he gave up his back with 45 seconds left in the round. Condit went for the rear-naked choke, but Oliveira was able to hang on until the end of the round. Round one goes to Condit for finishing strong.
     The second round started with a wild scramble, resulting in Oliveira ending up on top, pinning Condit against the fence. Oliveira stood up, and then blasted Condit with some big punches when Condit tried to get back up. Condit then sort of pulled guard. He scrambled back to his feet, Oliveira blasted him with some brutal elbows to the side of his head which opened a massive cut on Condit's head. Condit tried to work some ground & pound, he stood up, Oliveira slapped on a tight standing guillotine choke, he cranked on it, nearly ripped off Condit's bloody head, it LOOKED like Condit went to sleep, but apparently he was still fighting, and then he was eventually forced to submit. That was a big win for Alex Oliveira, and it continues the ridiculous losing streak of Carlos Condit. To be honest, I'm starting to question whether it was a good idea for him to return at all after retiring a while back. Congrats to Oliveira for the slick submission victory though.
87.9
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded a few random strikes, and then Condit dropped for a leg lock 45 seconds into the opening round, causing Magny to sort of posture up with his back near the fence, eventually allowing Magny to drop down into Condit's guard. They stood back up, and Magny pressed Condit against the fence for some basic clinchwork. Condit landed some really slick combinations at the end of the round, but I would still probably score that round for Magny.
     The second round had a lot of clinching, and then Magny threw Condit to the ground again, 2 minutes into the round, only to find himself caught back in another leg lock attempt by Condit. Magny wrestled his way back into top control, and continued to chip away at Condit with some basic short-ranged ground & pound. They stood back up with a couple of minutes left in the round, and Magny continued to chip away at Condit with his boxing. Condit threw some sharp elbows, before clinching and pressing Magny against the fence with a minute left in the round, but they traded control of the clinch a few times, and then Magny threw Condit down again. I have Magny ahead, 20-18, going into the final round.
     Condit came out throwing a lot more strikes in the final round, as he landed some really clean shots, but Magny still outworked him with his clinching & grappling, as he took down Condit at the end of the round, tried to take his back, and in the end, Magny just outperformed Condit, as Condit attempted to come back from a temporary retirement. All 3 judges agreed, giving the unanimous decision victory to Neil Magny.
91.4
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
1:52
      This fight started slow, until Maia took Condit down 40 seconds into the fight with his first shot, as Maia landed in half mount. Condit threw an elbow, Maia threw an elbow from the top, and then he took Condit's back 90 seconds into the opening round, locked on a rear-naked choke, and I thought he put Condit to sleep, but Condit eventually tapped out a few seconds later, and the fight is over. I still think Stephen Thompson deserves the next title shot (if not GSP), and then after that, I feel like Demian Maia is the clear number one contender, now that he's on a 6-Fight winning streak, over some tough competition, like Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, Matt Brown and now Carlos Condit. As for Condit, I don't know what to think man. He's only fought 8 times in the past 5 years, and he lost 5 of those fights. Granted, they're ALL against Champions (GSP, Hendricks, Woodley & Lawler), and now he just lost to Maia, who like I said, deserves a title shot, so... I don't know, I think Condit might hang it up after this, but I still like him, and I still consider him to have the potential to be a top 10 fighter, but going into this fight, to be perfectly honest, I had him ranked as #61 at Welterweight, so... Who knows what will happen at this point. FANTASTIC performance by Demian Maia though.
93.6
Decision (Split)
25:00
      Lawler started strong in the first round, but then he got blasted with some shots from Condit that put Lawler on his ass, almost face first. I thought the fight was going to be stopped, but fortunately, the referee let them continue, so Lawler was able to recover. Condit continued to pick him apart though for most of the remainder of the round. Round one goes to Condit. The second round was basically more of the same, but this time, Lawler blasted Condit in the chin, and knocked him on his ass. The score is all tied up going into the third round. Condit came out strong in the third round, picking apart Lawler with a wide variety of kicks, and some solid boxing. The fourth round was more of the same, with Lawler landing some good shots, but ultimately he was picked apart by Condit, with his diverse striking game, and his movement made him hard to hit as well. Condit continued to work his way around Lawler from all angles in the final round, blasting him with punches & kicks, throwing & landing 3x's as many strikes as Lawler throughout the fight. With 2 minutes left in the fight, Lawler exploded, went super fucking crazy violent, and tried to kill Condit, cornering him against the cage, and destroying him with insanity & wild punches. They were both exhausted & throwing everything they could at each other in the final 30 seconds. In the end, I scored the fight 48-47 in favor of Carlos Condit. Two of the judges disagreed, and I think they kind of screwed Condit, by giving the fight to Lawler via split-decision. I WANTED Lawler to win, so I should be happy, but come on man, Condit won that fight. Congrats to Lawler though, for another hard fought title defense.
92.1
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
10:00
      Well shit... This was a pretty awesome return for Carlos Condit, but it sucks that the doctor forced Alves out of this fight. The first round went to Alves, as he landed slightly better strikes, including nice leg kicks & punches, it was a close round, but I gave it to Alves. The second round had Condit SMASHING the face of Alves, breaking his nose badly, and then he took him to the ground, and absolutely dominated him for the entire round, probably securing a 10-8 round in favor of Condit, as he left Alves a bloody mess. Alves never stopped coming forward though, so I was REALLY looking forward to a third round in this fight. Unfortunately, Thiago's nose was so mangled, that the doctor told him that he was unable to continue. That sucks. Really nice victory for Carlos Condit though.
88.9
TKO (Leg Kick)
7:00
      Tyron Woodley looked really good in this fight, basically kicking Condit's ass in the first round. The second round, he secured a takedown, and Condit landed on his leg kind of funny. They stood back up, Tyron kicked his left leg, Condit's right leg buckled, and he collapsed to the ground like a dying tornado. Good win for Woodley, but sucks that it ended with an injury.
90.0
TKO (Punches & Knees)
15:54
      Yeah! I like both of these guys "just fine", and the first round was pretty close, but from that point forward, Carlos Condit BEAT THE SHIT out of Kampmann for the next two rounds. Once the fourth round started, Condit got knocked to the ground, I thought he might be in trouble, but he got back up, and finished off Kampmann with some heavy punches & some awesome knees in the clinch. Pretty great fight for Carlos Condit, especially considering the fact that he almost let it slip there at the end, but was able to finish it all in brutal fashion. Cool card overall.
93.4
Decision
15:00
      FUCK YEAH! JOHNNY HENDRICKS IS STILL THE SHIT! Now we're have way to the big fight, assuming GSP wins his fight against Nick Diaz, this should be pretty amazing. Granted, everybody is looking past Nick Diaz, which is a bad idea, but SHIT MAN... I've been wanting to see Johnnny Hendricks fight GSP for a long time now. Anyway, that's beside the point... Johnny Hendricks ran forward like a freight train, and beat the shit out of Condit for the first two rounds. The third round, I gave to Condit, and so did the other judges (I think?). In the end, Hendricks showed INSANE takedown skills, HEAVY hands, and a will to keep fighting until the end of the road... or something... I'm not making sense anymore, it doesn't matter... GSP vs. Nick Diaz, NEXT!!!
96.2
Decision
25:00
      GSP is back! He completely dominated Condit with his wrestling & striking, he took Condit to school, and pretty much destroyed him. I was SO NERVOUS though, especially in the third round, where Condit kicked him in the head and almost knocked him out, and then followed it up with some serious ground & pound. Personally, I gave the fight 49-46 to GSP, and all 3 judges gave the fight to GSP as well, so BAM! He's back, and STILL the UFC Welterweight Champion!
89.4
Decision
25:00
      Well that fight was a lot of hype for no good reason. Nick Diaz (in my opinion) won the first two rounds by basically chasing Condit. Condit won the next 2 rounds by beating up Nick a little bit with better kicks & punches. The final round, I wanted SO BADLY to give to Nick, for trying to take out Condit there at the end with his grappling, but he wasn't able to make it happen, so Condit walked away with the decision victory, which I GUESS I agree with. Diaz then retired after the fight? That was kind of a lame way to go out.
92.8
TKO (Flying Knee & Punches)
2:58
      BAMMY WHAM! This fight was kind of slow paced for the first couple of minutes, but after that, Condit launched a flying knee out of nowhere, knocking Kim on his ass, at which point Condit dove on him, pinning him in the corner, throwing fast punches to the face, completely overwhelming the stun gun. Pretty amazing finish for Carlos Condit, and since I had both of these guys ranked in the Top 5 going into this fight, it's hard to find a reason why Condit shouldn't be next in line for a title shot. That finish was AWESOME!!!
91.9
KO (Punch)
4:27
      BAM! This win was HUGE for Carlos Condit, especially considering the circumstances. I would have thought his gameplan would be to take Hardy to the ground, and submit him, but instead, he stood with him, threw a great punch combination, ending it with a HUGE left uppercut, knocking Hardy on his ass, followed by a couple of punches on the ground. Did I mention, this took place in Hardy's backyard? CRAZY win for Carlos Condit, great fight overall.
91.3
TKO (Punches)
14:53
      Man, this was quite the fight! Carlos Condit SHOULD have won this fight, but the first two rounds went to Rory MacDonald, because he was fighting like a fight-o-holic or whatever. Just nonstop movement, always coming forward, he really took it to Condit. BUT! The third round, Condit came out knowing he had to finish the fight, and that's exactly what he did. Condit beat the living shit out of MacDonald, leaving his face looking like a swollen prune. I've never been a fan of Condit, but his comeback in this fight was pretty impressive, and Rory MacDonald looked really promising as well!
91.4
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight was basically just like the Quarry vs. Credeur fight. The first round went to Ellenberger, based on being more aggressive and showing better striking. The second round I gave to Condit, based on better striking and grappling overall. The third round I was going to give to Ellenberger during the first half of the round, but he eventually ran out of gas, and Condit picked up the pace finishing strong. The judges gave it to Condit via split-decision, and I think that is the most accurate decision that could have possibly happened.
93.0
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight was awesome! Both guys were swinging crazy punches, throwing crazy kicks, unleashing solid ground & pound, both guys threw out several submission attempts, both guys showed incredible skills on the ground, both offensive & defensive. I almost called this fight a draw, until the very end, when Carlos Condit locked on a guillotine choke at the end of the fight. Kampmann was saved by the bell, and then somehow was also saved by the judges, because Martin Kampmann pulled of the split-decision victory.
91.9
TKO (Punches)
19:43
      These guys traded a lot of hard punches in the first round, and then 90 seconds into the opening round, Miura used his Judo to throw Condit to the ground, but Condit stood back up a few seconds later. Miura charged him, and tripped him to the ground again, but Condit popped right back up. They traded a few more strikes, and then Condit dropped Miura with a clean right hand to the chin. Condit mounted him, and started dropping elbows to the face of Miura. Condit landed a lot of clean punches & elbows on the ground, but he got sloppy with an armbar attempt, which allowed Miura to stand back up, and then he unloaded with another Judo throw, whipping Condit back to the ground again, where he unloaded some ground & pound to finish out the round. Round one goes to Condit, but it was a competitive round.
     Miura slipped early in the second round, and Condit got on top inside his guard. Condit spent some time trying to pass the guard, while landing a few short strikes. Miura mostly just held on, hoping for a standup. Condit passed to full mount with 2 minutes left in the round, and unloaded with some heavy elbows & punches again, Miura tried to get up, and Condit slapped on an armbar with over 90 seconds left in the round. Miura broke free and Condit looked tired on the bottom with Miura inside his guard. The referee stood them back up with a minute left in the round. Miura went for another Judo throw, failed miserably, and Condit grabbed his back, but Miura was able to roll enough to pull guard. Round one ends with Condit on top, landing short punches to the body of Miura. I have Condit ahead 2-0 going into the third round.
     The third round started with a wild scramble, with Condit trying depserately to take Miura's back, which ended with Condit in full mount while attempting a guillotine choke, which Miura escaped the choke, but Condit was still on top in full mount with 4+ minutes left on the clock. Condit landed some ground & pound, and then Miura swept him 2 minutes into the round, and unloaded some big punches of his own from inside Condit's guard. They eventually stood back up, Miura blasted Condit with some heavy shots on the feet before Condit took him back down, ending up in a teabag position. Miura almost gave up his back, but gave up full mount instead. Condit finished out the round with more than a minute of heavy punches & elbows, followed by a rear-naked choke attempt, but Miura somehow survived. Condit is clearly winning this fight, but now it's just a matter of whether or not he can actually finish Miura.
     They both looked tired coming out for the fourth round, but somehow they both came out brawling, throwing massive punches, Condit got rocked, and then took Miura down 45 seconds into the round, landing in half mount. Miura swept him and tried to land some punches on the ground, but things slowed down a bit so the referee stood them back up. They went back to brawling, and Miura got clipped a few times, dropping to a knee for a second. They continued to brawl, and then Condit whipped him to the ground, landing in full mount again, where Condit was able to drop some more elbows. Miura swept him again with 90 seconds left in the round, and then Miura unloaded some massive punches on the ground. Condit looked like he could be finished at any second, but Miura let him stand back up, and Condit dropped him with a right knee, Miura turtled up, and Condit punched him in the side of the head repeatedly, and the fight was stopped with around 15 seconds left in the round. Fantastic win for Carlos Condit as he defends his title in the hardest fight of his career at this point.
89.8
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
3:48
      In the main event, we're presented with another great title defense by the 170 pound champion of the WEC, Carlos Condit. The fight started with both guys standing for a few seconds, but Prater quickly threw Condit to the ground, and then got on top of him, and tried to ground & pound him. Condit then unleashed his submission offense from the guard, and after going for a kimura, an armbar & a triangle, he eventually settled for a really tight guillotine choke for the submission victory near the end of the first round. Carlos Condit is a lot better than I used to give him credit for. I guess I'll finally have to admit that he's a Top 10 Welterweight now. Great show by Carlos Condit.
90.7
Submission (Armbar)
2:21
      Aw man, I'm disappointed in this one. Brock Larson is one of my new favorite fighters, because the last 2 fights I've seen of his, were AMAZING. So I was expecting him to come in, crush Carlos Condit, and become the new welterweight champion. That didn't quite happen. The fight basically started with Larson taking Condit to the ground, and getting on top without too much trouble. Larson then started to pound away at Condit's head on the ground, but Condit transitioned into an armbar from his guard, and he forced Larson to submit fairly early in the first round. I still think Brock Larson is one of the top welterweights in the world, but I think I under-rated Condit. Good fight overall.
90.0
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
9:59
      This was a really good fight, for the WEC vacant Welterweight Title. I thought that John Alessio won the first round, but just barely. He proved to be the better wrestler, and he held his own with the striking, and was able to escape a couple of submissions. The second round was all Carlos Condit, and he pretty much dominated with his striking, everytime Alessio took him to the ground, Condit would end up getting the better position, and in the end, after tons of submission attempts, Carlos Condit locked on the rear-naked choke, for the submission victory, 1 second before the bell rang at the end of the second round.
88.2
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2:10
      Jensen shot for an early single leg, but after a brief scramble, Condit ended up on top, stuck inside a guillotine choke attempt from Jensen. Condit broke free a few seconds later, and unloaded some big punches from the top. Condit passed to side control, then full mount, and he continued to drop punches to the head of Jensen. Jensen gave up his back and tried to stand up, and Condit went for a rear-naked choke, but he was pretty high on the back of Jensen. Jensen eventually collapsed, and Condit wins via submission a couple of minutes into the opening round. Solid WEC debut for Carlos Condit.