Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
Back to the welterweight division for our co-main event, as former interim UFC champion Carlos Condit collides with Tyron Woodley.
Condit (29-7) rebounded last August from back-to-back decision losses to stop Martin Kampmann, avenging a 2009 loss to “The Hitman.”
Woodley (12-2) has posted a 2-1 mark with the promotion since a 2012 loss to Nate Marquardt in a bout for the Strikeforce welterweight title. He started his career 10-0.
Round 1: As I mentioned in my predictions, which I struggled through during the prelims, this is an incredible step-up in competition for Woodley. However, he lands first, scoring with a right. Condit eats another and he knows this could be interesting. Woodley cuts the distance and scores with another shot. So much power out of Woodley, who eats a spinning back kick and lands a right. To the clinch and Condit fires off with a nice elbow. Two kicks and Condit lands a left that Woodley shakes his head at, but they were clean blows. Woodley with a takedown and into the guard. Condit secures a triangle, but Woodley picks him up and tosses him off. Incredible show of strength, followed by another takedown.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Woodley
Round 2: Condit lands a kick to start the round, looking to push the pace a little more. Woodley comes in and scores with a powerful takedown and Condit winces in pain as he goes to his back. He’s working hard off his back, but the ref stands them up. No noticeable damage from Condit, but Woodley lands a shot to the knee and Condit’s knee explodes. You’ve got to think the takedown damaged the knee originally, as upon replay you can see his leg bent weird. Condit grabbed it while on his back, and Woodley’s sweep ended it.
Tyron Woodley def. Carlos Condit via TKO (injury) at 2:00 of Round 2