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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC on FOX 21’s Carlos Condit

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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst — and aspiring professional fighter — Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC on FOX 21 headliner Carlos Condit, who looks to get back in the win column this Saturday (Aug. 27, 2016) inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title challenger, Carlos Condit, looks to bounce back into the title picture opposite Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace, Demian Maia, this Saturday (Aug. 27, 2016) night in the main event of UFC on FOX 21, which takes place inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nine months ago, Condit came within inches of winning the title. In one of the closest and most controversial title fights in recent times, Condit went to war with Robbie Lawler for five hard rounds. Unfortunately for the New Mexico-native, the judges awarded his opponent the decision victory.

Condit tried to argue for a rematch, but it didn’t happen.

Now, Condit has to make another climb toward the top. Luckily, he’s already been paired off with one of the division’s strongest contenders, the surging Demian Maia.

Let’s take a closer look at Condit’s skill set:


Condit is a high-volume kickboxer with loads of different techniques in his arsenal. He fluidly blends elbows, knees, kicks and punches into his combinations, often springing forward into a blitz of limbs that can be very difficult to avoid.

Condit is one of those few fighters who simply never stops working. At all times, he’s throwing out something, from feeler kicks to full-fledged lunging combinations. He can sometimes get himself off-balance in his attempts to find an opening, but few fighters are more ruthless once they have found a weakness to exploit.

For example, Condit’s most recent victory over Thiago Alves gives some solid insight into this aspect of Condit’s striking. Early ….View full article

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