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UFC on FOX 21 fight card: Carlos Condit vs Demian Maia full fight preview

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contenders Carlos Condit and Demian Maia will clash TONIGHT (Aug. 27, 2016) at UFC on FOX 21 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. Condit came within inches of stealing the strap from Robbie Lawler back in January, and now he’s itching to get back into the title hunt. Despite clearly being a top talent, Condit hasn’t won consecutive fights in some time, so this is a very important bout for him. Meanwhile, Maia is doing his best to make one last title run. Having beaten multiple top 10 foes in his current win streak, Maia is looking to earn a title shot with a victory tonight.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:

Carlos Condit
Record: 30-9
Key Wins: Rory MacDonald (UFC 115), Nick Diaz (UFC 144), Thiago Alves (UFC Fight Night 67), Dong-Hyun Kim (UFC 132)
Key Losses: Georges St-Pierre (UFC 154), Robbie Lawler (UFC 195), Johny Hendricks (UFC 158)
Keys to Victory: Condit is an exceptional and aggressive Muay Thai striker who utilizes all sorts of techniques and combinations in the hopes of damaging his foe. He’s also a skilled grappler, and together these offensive attributes have allowed him to finish 28 of his total opponents.

This is definitely a tough style match up for Condit, who’s never been known for his takedown defense. Usually, when fighters look to take him down, they succeed, but at least Condit is able to fend his foe off with elbows and submissions from his back.

That’s not likely to work against Maia.

Really, Condit’s biggest advantages in this fight are his cardio, and the fact that this is a 25 minute bout. In order to make use of those traits, Condit must do his best to exhaust Maia early on.

Simply put, Condit will not be able to defend ….View full article

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