[Live. TV]Lawler vs Condit Live S-tream UFC Fight

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit full fight preview ahead of their Welterweight championship clash tonight (Sat., Jan. 2, 2016) from MGM Grand in Las Vegas on pay-per-view (PPV).

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Robbie Lawler will attempt to make his second consecutive Welterweight title defense tonight (Sat., Jan. 2, 2016) against Carlos Condit in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 195, which will take place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Ruthless" is in the midst of an incredible career resurgence, capturing the 170-pound crown in Dec. 2014 with a split decision win over Johny Hendricks, more than 12 years after he made his Octagon debut as a 20-year-old up-and-coming talent. In 2005, Lawler set sail, competing for just about every significant promotion at the time, including King of the Cage (KoTC), Icon Sport, Pride FC, International Fight League (IFL), Elite XC and Strikeforce, among others, before his UFC return in Feb. 2013. Since that time, the American Top Team (ATT) representative has has won seven of eight matches and, at age 33, has never looked better. Indeed, it's been an interesting, circuitous journey for Lawler to become the best mixed martial arts (MMA) Welterweight fighter on the planet, an odyssey unlike any other fighter in the sport today.

His opponent, Condit, meanwhile, shares a similar -- albeit less adventurous -- professional background. "Natural Born Killer" made a name for himself under the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) banner, where he claimed the 170-pound title in March 2007 and defended it three more times before UFC acquired the promotion. Condit faltered in his Octagon debut, dropping a split decision to Martin Kampmann, but then reeled off five consecutive victories, including a win over Nick Diaz to claim the interim world title. His reign didn't last long, though, as Georges St-Pierre returned to unify the belts and become the undisputed champion of the weight class with a convincing unanimous decision victory. Since that time, Condit has won just two of his last five matches; however, it has come against the division's cream of the crop. In addition, an in-fight knee injury during his match with Tyron Woodley forced him to the surgery sidelines for more than one year. He returned to action in May 2015 with a technical knockout stoppage of former title challenger, Thiago Alves.

Lawler and Condit are finishers. The champion has a finish rate of more than 80 percent and Condit, mind-boggingly, has finished 93 percent of his 38 professional MMA matches. Both statistics are difficult to comprehend. And it's more than likely the reason combat sports fans are so excited to see them both locked inside a cage together for a maximum of 25 minutes ... even though it probably won't last that long. Lawler is a gritty power-puncher who is almost impossible to takedown. His grit, determination and mettle was never more evident than in his recent back-and-forth war against Rory MacDonald last year, a bloodbath that captured "Fight of the Year" honors among most pollsters. He is incredibly durable and almost impossible to stop on his feet. Perhaps the only whole in his game is his submission skills -- half of his 10 losses have come via tap. But, his most recent submission losses came to Ronaldo Souza and Jake Shields, two of the most dangerous Brazilian jiu-jitsu players in the sport. He has likely worked hard to shore up that perceived hole with his camp in Coconut Creek, Fla., over the last few years. The good news for him in this match is that Condit -- while crafty and well-rounded -- is a long-limbed Muay Thai striker who prefers to attack from the outside.

Indeed, the UFC 195 will likely be a stand up showcase. Lawler is the more simpler striker who uses head movement and pressure to corner opponents and hurt them with hard punches. Condit, meanwhile, has a more creative arsenal, using kicks, spins and elbows to inflict damage. He often starts slow -- it takes time for him to gauge distance and line up his opponent. He is incredibly smart, though, and is able to make in-fight adjustments that lead to eventual stoppages. This is a terribly hard outcome to predict because both men have the technique, power and experience to finish the fight in an instant. But, then again, both men are near impossible to put away. It's an incredible match up, one that could favor Lawler based on his durability, confidence and recent resurgence. He's on a tear, while Condit has been unable to find a true groove having competed just twice in the last two years. Regardless of how it shakes out in the end, one thing that is not hard to predict is that this is going to be such a fun fight to watch ... while it lasts. Don't blink!

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