It’s going down tonight (Sat., Aug. 27, 2016) at UFC on FOX 21 live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight mainstays Demian Maia and Carlos Condit lock horns in a main event holding potential No. 1 contender rights. As two of the more polished veterans in mixed martial arts (MMA) today, Maia vs Condit represents one of the last premier matchups at 170 pounds.
With differing skill sets, natural abilities and past experiences to lean on, Maia and Condit may be one of the more lopsided pairings of 2016. Maia uses his world-class grappling skills to grab a hold of an opponent, drag them to the canvas and submit them where they lie, while Condit looks to dissect his foe on the feet with excellent combinations, superior range control, vicious counter attacks and a chin that has faltered under no circumstance.
While Condit has posted a 2-4 Octagon record since defeating Nick Diaz for the interim strap back in 2012, a victory over Maia would surely put him in line to challenge for Welterweight gold sometime next year. As for Maia, who has won five in a row, defeating an elite striker like Condit will prove he’s truly ready for any divisional threat. In order to determine who has the edge entering UFC on FOX 21 and what each fighter must do to win, we take a look at the keys to victory for tonight’s mian event in Vancouver.
1. Conserve energy…
At 38 years of age, Maia isn’t the most stable fighter on the roster when it comes to conditioning and cardio. He certainly remains dangerous in close quarters for as long as he’s breathing, but Maia has shown the tendency to fade in fights in which he takes damage ….View full article
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