If you shed a single and worrisome tear when it was announced that the November 14th scrap between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit was cancelled, rest easy friend, the fight’s been re-booked.
Yes, as some predicted would be the case, the UFC has announced that Lawler will take on Condit in the headliner for UFC 195. The thumb injury that pulled Lawler from UFC 193 did not require surgery, so the welterweight champ will be good to go on January 2nd. The upcoming event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey was originally scheduled to fight Holly Holm at UFC 195, but after Lawler-Condit was postponed, that fight was moved to UFC 193.
Lawler’s (26-10) 2015 campaign will end with just one fight, as “Ruthless” stopped Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 in July. Condit (30-8) also fought just once this year, as in May, he TKO’d Thiago Alves.
But, that’s not all the UFC has confirmed recently. In addition, the promotion has announced three more, big name fights for UFC 194. Yes, the card evidently could get more stacked…
Urijah Faber (32-8) is returning to 135 and will take on Frankie Saenz (11-2), and at 145, Max Holloway (14-3) will throw down with Jeremy Stephens (24-11). In welterweight action, Demia Maia (21-6) will battle fellow grappling star, Gunnar Nelson (14-1-1). All of the competitors for those fights are top 15 ranked contenders…
So, when you consider that UFC 194 will also feature featherweight champ Jose Aldo taking on Conor McGregor, and middleweight champ Chris Weidman battle Luke Rockhold, it’s kind of a big deal.
The December 12th card will also be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.