In the co-main event at UFC Fight Island 7, two veterans of the sport faced off. 40-year-old Matt Brown took on fellow veteran and former welterweight champion in Carlos Condit. The two men had a mind-boggling 83-fights combined.
While both men are edging towards the end of their careers, they’re still among the best at welterweight and proved that in the fight tonight. It was the first main card bout to go the distance, and did not disappoint or turn into a snooze fest for a single second.
Kevin Iole of ESPN took to Twitter to express his excitement for the fight.
Ariel Helwani shared the same sentiment as the two veterans shared the octagon on the third time of asking.
Scott Fontana tweeted his thoughts about the end of the second round and the scorecards going into the third according to him.
Ryan Frederick also backed Condit after the end of the second round.
Ariel Helwani spoke on the future of ‘The Natural Born Killer’ in the UFC.
The Stockton native Nate Diaz Tweeted to show his appreciation for the two welterweight veterans of the sport.
Brown started the fight well and was able to secure a takedown early on in the first round and inflict damage on the ground. Condit came back stronger in rounds two and three to secure a 30-27 unanimous decision win.
During the course of the fight, Condit landed 32/69 total strikes with an accuracy of 46%. He also landed an impressive 30/66 significant strikes with an accuracy of 45%. He was also able to secure two takedowns.
There has been a lot of talk over the future of both men in the UFC. With a win today, ‘The Natural Born Killer’ has won consecutive fights for the first time since 2012. He will hope to continue that if he chooses to continue fighting in the UFC.
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