Checkout the video above to see the post-fight press conference from UFC 195: Lawler vs.Condit, which took place on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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In the night’s headliner, UFC welterweight champion put his 170-pound title on the line against former interim champion Carlos Condit.

Lawler (26-10) most recently finished Rory MacDonald early in the fifth round of their Fight of the Year at UFC 189 in July, defending his belt in the process. Condit (30-8), also a former WEC champion, was last seen brutalizing former title contender Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 67 en route to a vicious second round TKO.

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit – For UFC welterweight championship

As Big John gives final instructions both fighters look intense. As the bell sounds Lawler moves forward forcing Condit to back up against the cage. Condit fires a one, two combination, followed by a head kick but nothing lands. Lawler moves back into position looking for the power shots. Condit fires back and drops Lawler and Condit moves in but Lawler is immediately back to his feet. Lawler appears to be staggered and Condit is now the one moving forward with Lawler back peddling. Lawler throws a head kick but Condit blocks it and throws one of his own the misses. Condit lands some more strikes and Lawler clinches up. Condit pushes him off and throws another one, two head kick combination that forces Lawler backward. Condit continues to press forward finding his range backing Lawler up forcing him to look for a counter. Condit continues to land strikes confusing Lawler. Lawler continues to back pedal but appears hesitant to throw as the bell ends the round.

Lawler looks recovered to start round two and immediately presses the action throwing body kicks and combinations. Condit fires right back though, not afraid to stand in the pocket. Condit appears confident at the moment but Lawler lands a nice right hand. Condit steps back and throws a leg before both fighters reset. Lawler continues to press the action with both fighters landing punches. Condit continues to throw strikes from all angles including a superman punch. Lawler counters and drops Condit. Lawler moves in and lands some ground and pound before Condit can pull guard. Condit holds position and Big John stands them back up. Condit appears to be recovered and presses the actions. Lawler is light on his feet looking for his own strikes and both fighters land solid shots as the round comes to an end.

Round three starts with Lawler again attempting to push the pace but Condit keeps his distance with kicks. Lawler moves inside and lands a left and a right. Condit clinches up and lands a knee but Lawler fires back landing shots that makes the crowd cheer. Both fighters are going toe to toe before Condit creates space and moves away. Lawler continues to press forward and Condit continues to try and keep the distance by landing kicks. Condit starts to press forward forcing Lawler to backpedal and throw counter punches. Both fighters want to lead the dance and are trading off throwing combinations. Both fighters go for the clinch and jockey for position before separating. Condit throws another kick that lands flush on Lawler’s liver and Lawler answers with a leg kick as the round ends.

Round four starts with more of the same, Lawler pushing forward and Condit answering with kicks. Lawler continues to try and work inside and Condit continues to throw combinations throwing off his timing. Lawler looks very hesitant and he looks to pick his shots. Condit on the other hand, is throwing punches and kicks left and right. Condit lands a nice inside leg kick and Lawler fires back pushing Condit against the cage and unloading with a combination. Condit fires back before pushing Lawler away creating space. Condit continues to push forward putting the pressure on Lawler. Condit lands a body kick that appeared to hurt Lawler. Condit is starting to open up finding his range landing shots at will. Lawler is telling him come on but he isn’t returning fire. Condit continues to land punches, knees and kicks at will until the round ends.

Lawler comes out with a definite sense of urgency landing solid strikes that puts Condit on the run. Lawler stalks him down though and lands some more strikes that hurt Condit. Condit fires back though and lands a solid elbow that slows Lawler down. Both fighters reset and Lawler again begins his attack. Lawler pushes Condit against the cage and lands some solid strikes. The crowd is chanting Lawler, Lawler, but Condit fires back landing his own strikes that back Lawler up silencing the crowd. Lawler answers backs and Condit is wobbled and on the run. Lawler tracks him down and continues to punish Condit but Condit fights back. Condit grabs the clinch and pushes Lawler against the cage. Both fighters reset and go back to trading punches. Both fighters are hurt both fighters and throwing punches and both fighters are ready to collapse as the fight comes to an end.



(c) Robbie Lawler def. Carlos Condit via. split-decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to defend the UFC welterweight championship
Stipe Miocic def. Andrei Arlovski by TKO (Strikes) Round 1, .58
Albert Tumenov def. Lorenz Larkin by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Brian Ortega def. Deigo Brandao by Submission (Triangle choke) Round 3, 1:37
Abel Trujillo def. Tony Sims by Submission (Guillotine choke) Round 1, 3:18


Michael McDonald def. Masanori Kanehara by Submission (RNC) Round 2, 2:09
Justine Kish def. Nina Ansaroff by Unanimous  (29, 28-30-27, 30-27) Round 3, 5:00
Drew Dober def. Scott Holtzman by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Round 3, 5:00
Alex Morono def. Kyle Noke by Split Decision (29-28, (30-27, 29-28) Round 3, 5:00


Dustin Poirier def. Joseph Duffy by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27) Round 3, 5:00
Michinori Tanaka def. Joe Soto by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Round 3, 5:00
Sheldon Westcott def. Edgar Garcia by TKO (Strikes) R0und 1, 3:12