‘UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit’ Live Results And Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
January 2nd, 2016

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“UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit” took place Saturday inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler defended his throne against former interim champ Carlos Condit in tonight’s featured attraction. Former heavyweight title holder Andre Arlovski met Stipe Miocic in the co-main event.

Here are the official results and play-by-play for the main card from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)

Sheldon Westcott Defeats Edgar Garcia via TKO (punches) at 3:12 in the 1stRound

Michinori Tanaka Defeats Joe Soto via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Dustin Poirier Defeats Joseph Duffy via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Drew Dober Defeats Scott Holtzman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Justine Kish
Defeats Nina Ansaroff via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Alex Morono Defeats Kyle Noke via Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Michael McDonald Defeats Masanori Kanehara via Submission (rear-naked choke) – at 2:09 in the 2ndRound

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Abel Trujillo Defeats Tony Sims via Submission (guillotine choke) at 3:18 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Trujillo charges the center of the cage, while Sims seems content with circling on the outside. Trujillo lands a right and dives for a single-leg takedown but comes up empty. They trade big rights. Sims connects with a right hand. And another. Sims tags him with a one-two combo. Trujillo goes for a takedown, which is telling from the striker. Sims ducks under a punch and gets a takedown. Trujillo catches him with a guillotine on the way down. Sims is in trouble. Game over.

Brian Ortega Defeats Diego Brandao via Submission (triangle choke) at 1:37 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Brandao comes out fast, as expected. He picks Ortega up and slams him to the ground. Ortega gets back up. They’re clinching against the cage. Brandao trips him to the mat. They’re back up. Overhand right by Brandao. The Brazilian looks sharp. Ortega nails him with a kick to the body. Brandao scores with a one-two combo, but is looking a little sloppy with his punches. Not much offense form Ortega.

5thRound scores it: Brandao, 10-9.

2ndRound: It’s clear Ortega wants to extend this fight because Brandao’s gas tank is a huge question. Despite losing the first round, that strategy seems to be paying off because Brandao looks a lot more tired just two minutes into the second. Ortega scores with a right. Brandao counters with a kick to the midsection. Ortega eats another body kick. Brandao clocks him with a right hook. Ortega is fresher, but still not much offense. Brandao continues to score here and there, but enough to win another round. Right hook to the face by Ortega.

5thRound scores it: Brandao, 10-9.

3rdRound: Let’s see if Ortega’s strategy to take this into deep waters pays off. Brandao is a little sloppy and gets taken down. Ortega jumps on him and slaps on a D’arce choke while sitting in full-mount. Brandao fights out and gets top position, but is caught in a triangle choke. What a rally. Brandao is forced to cry uncle.

Albert Tumenov Defeats Lorenz Larkin via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

1stRound: Larkin looks massive next to his opponent. Tumenov takes the center of the cage. Not much action in the first two minutes. Larkin scores with a leg kick. Head kick by Tumenov and he charges forward. He unleashes a flurry, but nothing significant landed. Larkin lunges for a right but comes up with air and Tumenov makes him pay with a right. Crowd is getting anxious. Close one.

5thRound scores it: Tumenov, 10-9.

2ndRound: Left jab by Tumenov. Larkin lands a leg kick. And another, but he’s going to have to come with more than that. Uppercut by Tumenov. Tumenov is starting to find his groove. He’s the more active fighter, by far. Tumenov nails him with two unanswered body shots. He follows up with a left hook. Larkin is starting to do damage with his leg kicks, but Tumenov continues to punish the body with punches. Larkin clobbers him with a right hand. Pace picking up quite a bit. Tumenov tags him with a right hook to the face. Another body shot by Tumenov.

5thRound scores it: Tumenov, 10-9.

3rdRound: Tumenov has stayed in the center of the cage for most of the round. Tumenov’s left leg is jacked up, but he’s still game. Tumenov scores with some more body shots. Larkin needs to turn up the heat if he wants to win. Tumenov with another left hook to the body. Larkin goes for a takedown with 30 seconds. Tumenov spins off and is clinching him against the cage. That was another tight round.

5thRound scores it: Larkin, 10-9, but probably still lost, 29-28.

Stipe Miocic Defeats Andrei Arlovski via TKO (punches) at :54 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Miocic rocks him with a right. Arlovski is trying to hold on, but Miocic is going for the kill. Miocic drops him with a another right and he swarms Arlovski on the mat. It’s a wrap.

Robbie Lawler Defeats Carlos Condit via Split Decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) (Lawler retains UFC welterweight title)

1stRound: “Big” John McCarthy is the third man inside the cage. Lawler takes the center of the cage and is hunting him down. Condit lands a couple of leg kicks. Condit drops him with a short left uppercut. Lawler pops back up to his feet, but he might still be wobbly. Condit lands a knee to the midsection. Condit’s confidence is understandably high right now, and is clear. Condit tags him with a knee to the body. Lawler is circling the outside, probably trying to recover. Condit doing a great job of changing levels with his assault. Not much offense for Lawler.

5thRound scores it: Condit: 10-9.

2ndRound: Lawler starts things off with a body kick. Condit really working his kicks, even if most aren’t doing anything. Condit a tag reckless coming in and eats a right. Lawler drops him with a right hook and pounces. He jumps into Condit’s full-guard. Condit appears to have recovered. Lawler lets him back up. Condit appears OK. Condit eats two big unanswered lefts.

5thRound scores it: Lawler, 10-9.

3rdRound: You get the sense that Lawer can end any minute this with one shot, but Condit will have to chop away at the champ to win. Condit lands a knee to the midsection, but Lawler charges forward with bombs. Condit continues to use his kicks to try and keep the champ at bay. Lawler tags him with a standing elbow. Lawler lands a leg kick of his own. They’re clinching against the cage. Condit scores with a knee to the belly. Condit nails him with a kick to the stomach. Condit is far more active than Lawler with his attack. Close round.

5thRound scores it: Condit, 10-9.

4thRound: Much of the same sparring for the first two minutes, but nobody landing anything heavy. Condit continues to be the more active fighter. Condit takes his legs out with a kick. Lawler charges back with some heavy punches. Lawler slips on a head kick and Condit makes him pay with a knee to the body. Condit has kept him off-balance all night with a diversified attack. Solid body kick by Condit. Another body kick by Condit. Condit clocks him with a right hand and smells blood. Only 20 seconds to finish. Condit pouring it on.

5thRound scores it: Condit, 10-9.

5thRound: Lawler needs a finish, and he’s more than capable of ending this with one shot. Lawler is headhunting with a great sense of urgency. He clocks Condit with a right hand. Condit answers with a crazy flurry that included several standing elbows. Condit is standing in the pocket, more than willing to exchange. Condit scores with one-two combo. Lawler nails him with two left hands. Condit charges ahead with a barrage of punches. Lawler is nailing him with bombs. Condit is still standing. Condit is taking everything Lawler has to offer. What a fight. Might be a wussy move, but Condit should just pull guard. Cray.

5thRound scores it: Lawler, 10-9, but Condit should win, 48-47.

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