My Thoughts on the UFC 195 Main Card
Below you will find my thoughts from the UFC 195 main card:
Robbie Lawler def. Carlos Condit via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to remain UFC welterweight champion
This was a great fight that came down to round 3. I always give close rounds to the champion so I believe the judges got it right. It stinks to be Carlos Condit, but it also stinks to be Robbie Lawler. He is not going to hold up very long if he keeps getting punched in the face a billion times per fight. He is not going to remember his name by the time he is 45. Hey, what is your name? Lobbie Rawler. See, that would not be good.
Stipe Miocic def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (strikes) at :54 of Round 1
Stipe is a beast. No Chad, he is Croation. Be quiet, you know what I mean. The heavyweight division is full of people that can end the fight with one punch and Miocic is one of the best at doing that. I would give him the next title shot…although Overeem definitely can make a case for it.
Albert Tumenov def. Lorenz Larkin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
They say pimps walk with a limp, but you can add people who fight Lorenz Larkin to that list. Larkin’s leg kicks were brutal and this could have gone either way. The judges picked the counter striking of Tumenov and I can’t disagree but I am a huge fan of destroying the lower limbs. It brings me back to when Jean Claude Van Damme took down the tree in Kickboxer…Nostalgic!!!
Brian Ortega def. Diego Brandao via submission (triangle choke) at 1:37 of Round 3
Diego Brandao was winning this fight convincingly until he gassed and got choked out. Ortega definitely has a slick submission game, but he kind of got lucky. By lucky, I mean he studied years and years in the discipline of Jiu Jitsu so he could pull off things like this when opportunities present themselves.
Abel Trujillo def. Tony Sims via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:18 of Round 1
Same soup, different bowl. Please see my thoughts on the Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega fight. Please insert Able for Brian and Tony for Diego.