On Saturday, May 30, the UFC touched down in Goiânia, Brazil to bring fight fans everywhere UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves live from the Goiânia Arena.

In the night’s main event fan witness a welterweight battle between a pair of former title contenders in Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves

Condit (29-8), also a former UFC interim welterweight champion, has been seen seen inside the Octagon since tearing both his ACL and meniscus in his second round TKO loss to Tyron Woodley last March. Prior to this setback, Condit, also a former WEC champion, earned a violent fourth round TKO over Martin Kampann, avenging his 2009 loss in the process. This victory snapped Condit’s two fight losing skid, with both losses coming against former champions Georges St. Pierre and Johnny Hendircks, earning Fight of the Night for both performances. He will enter this bout with 27 career stoppages and a UFC record of 6-3

Alves (20-9) is coming off a rib shattering second TKO over Jordan Mein at UFC 183 in January. This marked his second straight win inside the Octagon with his previous being a unanimous decision victory in his Fight of the Night performance against Seth Baczynski at UFC on FOX 11. Prior to this string of wins, ‘The Pitbull’ missed 25 months of action after suffering a series of injures in camp, several of which required surgery.

Complete results and full recaps from the epic night of fighting can be found below.


Thiago Alves vs. Carlos Condit

Round 1: All eyes were on the knee of Condit and he seemed to not favor it at all early. Alves was aggressive, but Condit did not look like someone who did not fight in a year. Alves landed some nice kicks to the leg of Condit, but Condit looked like it did not faze him at all. Condit started to dial in and was throwing a diverse set of strikes. Alves landed a very nice right hand to Condit’s face. The round was a good one and both fighters looked to be settling in for round two.

Round 2: Alves started out and landed another big leg kick. Condit rocked Alves and swarmed on top of him. He got in the full mount and then got Alves back. Condit started landing bombs on Alves. Alves somehow survived, even with the amount of blood pouring down, and caught Condit in a submission attempt. Condit got out and then started trading with Alves again. He caught Alves once again and started to land bombs again. Alves was showing the heart of a champion and was not giving up. Alves got to his feet somehow and kept going. His face looked horrible, but that did not stop him. Condit landed a spinning elbow to end the round and Alves somehow survived the round. Alves went to the corner and the doctor stepped in and stopped the fight. It was a rough way to end the fight, but wow what a fight!
Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves by TKO (doctors stoppage) Round 2 (5:00)

Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira

Round 1: Lentz started the fight immediately tying up Oliveira, but almost got caught in a guillotine. Lentz was controlling the fight early, but Oliveira took him down. Oliveira landed some nice shots, but Lentz seemed to be landing the bigger ones. Lentz tied Oliveira up again and was grinding him down against the cage. Lentz hurt Oliveira’s eye and both of the fighters started trading hard. Olicveira landed a huge body shot that dropped Lentz and he started to land some bombs. Lentz somehow survived the round, but he took a lot of damage.
Round 2: Oliveira came out right away and started attacking Lentz. Lentz played it well and tied Oliveira up and took him down. Oliveira landed some nice shots from the bottom and Lentz did not seem to be doing much on top. He then passed to side control. He spun behind Oliveira and slammed him on his face. Lentz tried for a guillotine but was unsuccessful. Oliveira then looked for a heel hook, but Lentz escaped and got back on top. Oliveira got back to his feet. Lentz took him down once more to end the round. This fight was amazing so far and both fighters have had their shining moments.
Round 3: I wish this fight did not need to end, but the third round started with Lentz looking tired and Oliveira looking fresh. Oliveira then got a tight guillotine locked in and Lentz was forced to tap. It was an amazing fight and an easy FOTN candidate.
Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz by submission (guillotine choke) Round 3 (1:10)

K.J. Noons vs. Alex Oliveira

Round 1: Noons immediately came at Oliveira, but Oliveira landed some good quick shots. Noons landed a nice shot on Oliveira that stunned him a little. Noons was landing some solid shots, but then Oliveira got his back and slammed him to the mat. Noons got back up, but was soon slammed to the mat again by Oliveira. This happened once more until Noons was then on the mat and Oliveira got his arm under the chin and ended the fight.
Alex Oliveira def. K.J. Noons by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 (2:51)

Francimar Barroso vs. Ryan Jimmo

Round 1: Jimmo started out as the aggressor early in round one, but Barroso pushed Jimmo against the cage and started to land some strikes. He looked for a takedown, but Jimmo defended it well. Barroso got double under hooks and looked to finish with a takedown. Jimmo defended all the takedowns that were thrown his way until Barroso brought him out to the middle and got his first takedown. Jimmo got right back up though and Barroso got him back against the cage. The referee separated them and Jimmo landed a head kick on Barroso. The round was uneventful and was hard to score.
Round 2: Barroso shot for an early takedown, but it was defended well by Jimmo. Jimmo pushed Barroso against the cage until he was reversed and Barroso then controlled Jimmo against the cage once again. The referee split them up again and then Barroso landed a groin strike and the fight was stopped for five minutes. Jimmo was actually throwing up from the groin strike and it was one of the cleanest groin strikes I have ever seen. Both fighters then did very minimal damage and the fight was slow once again. They traded a little, but then they had an unintentional head-butt. The fight had more bizarre action than action so as the second round ended.
Round 3: The third round started out very slow once again. Both fighters seemed to be content with a slow fight and no one was pushing the action. Jimmo got Barroso up against the fence, but was once again reversed. The referee once again separated them though because Barroso did absolutely no damage and looked content laying his weight on Jimmo. No one really seemed to win the fight and it went to the judges. Definitely not one of the better fights the UFC has put on.
Francimar Barroso def. Ryan Jimmo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Norman Parke vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Round 1: Trinaldo landed some nice hard leg kicks early and both fighters felt each other out for the first two minutes. Parke then landed a beautiful overhand left. Trinaldo landed a hard body shot as well and started to get in a rhythm until Parke took him down. It was nicely timed takedown and Parke slammed him then too. Trinaldo got back up, but Parke took him down shortly after. Trinaldo landed some solid shots, but Parke controlled him throughout the round.
Round 2: Trinaldo landed some solid shots right away at the start of the round and he was putting his combinations together well. Parke shot for a takedown once again, but this time Trinaldo defended it well. Trinaldo was mixing it up and landing some solid shots. Trinaldo defended another takedown and was dominating the striking exchanges. He was throwing elbows, knees, body shots, and just anything he wanted was landing. Trinaldo started to attack Parke’s right leg and you could see that his leg was hurt. Trinaldo looked phenomenal in the round.
Round 3: Trinaldo came out and looked like the better striker once again. I think at one point he slapped Parke on the top of the head. Parke then got a much-needed takedown and was looking to end the fight. Parke got Trinaldo’s back with three minutes left in the round. Parke kept looking for the submission, but could not get it. Trinaldo dug deep and escaped the scary moment in the fight. Parke then took him down again at the end of the round and definitely secured the third round.
Francisco Trinaldo def. Norman Parke by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Wendell Oliveira vs. Darren Till

Round 1:
Till landed two early kicks, but it led to Oliveira shooing for a takedown. Oliveira had Till up against the cage and landed some nice knees. Till got away and threw a wild kick. The middle of the round was very slow and neither fighter really seemed to do much damage. Till landed a few good jabs and a couple more nice kicks at the end, but it was still a slow round.
Round 2:
The second started with Till clinching early and he got a takedown, but Oliveira got right up. Oliveira shot for a takedown, but Till had good defense and ended up getting a takedown. Till landed some nice shots from the top. He then landed an elbow that hurt Oliveira and threw a couple more down that knocked Oliveira out. Till looked very good in the second round and his KO victory showed his potential in the UFC.
Darren Till def. Wendell Oliveira by KO (elbows) Round 2 (1:37)



Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves by TKO (doctors stoppage) Round 2 (5:00)
Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz by submission (guillotine choke) Round 3 (1:10)
Alex Oliveira def. K.J. Noons by submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1 (2:51)
Francimar Barroso def. Ryan Jimmo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Norman Parke by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Darren Till def. Wendell Oliveira by KO (elbows) Round 2 (1:37)


Rony Jason def. Damon Jackson by submission (triangle choke) Round 1 (3:31)
Jussier Formiga def. Wilson Reis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nicolas Dalby def. Elizeu Zaleski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mirsad Bektic def. Lucas Martins by TKO (strikes) Round 2 (:30)


Juliana Lima def. Ericka Almeida by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Tom Breese def. Luiz Dutra by TKO (strikes) Round 1, 4:58