UFC 264 Prelims: Carlos Condit vs Max Griffin: Prediction And Analysis

Published 07/03/2021, 1:05 PM EDT


UFC welterweights Carlos Condit and Max Griffin will collide at UFC 264 headlined by a blockbuster trilogy clash between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The event will take place on July 10, 2021.

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A veteran of the sport, Condit will head into the match after 2 successive victories. Meanwhile, Griffin too just like his opponent will head into the match on the back of 2 successive wins.

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‘The Natural Born Killer’ Condit had trumped over Matt Brown in his last match via unanimous decision earlier this January. This victory took his overall record to 32 wins and 13 losses. A career that has spanned close to 2 decades, saw him pick 15 wins KO/TKO, 13 submissions, and 4 decisions.

During this time, he has faced the likes of Georges St-Pierre, Demian Maia, and Tyron Woodley to name a few.

His opponent, ‘Pain’ Griffin fought against Kenan Song last time around and picked up an impressive KO victory, earlier in March.

The victory added to his record that stands at 17 wins and 8 losses. His stats contain 9 KO/TKO wins, 2 submissions, and 6 decision wins. He has been blowing hot and cold as 2 successive wins were preceded by two successive losses.

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Carlos Condit vs Max Griffin: Analysis

Both the fighters will look to continue the winning momentum. Condit had fought his last fight of contract against Brown. Apparently, UFC has offered him another contract after his win.

The veteran is a show-stopper. Out of his 32 wins, 28 wins have come via stoppages. Reaching a height of 6’2″, he enjoys a 2″ advantage over Griffin but the latter has 1″ reach advantage of (75-76)”.

If we put their overall stats into consideration, Condit lands 3.63 significant strikes per minute, which is less than that of Griffin’s 4.14. The latter also leads over the former on striking accuracy with 48% to that of 39%.

Condit falls slightly behind the takedown average with just 0.62 contributions to that of Griffin’s 1.7.

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If we put everything under consideration, Condit certainly likes to play more on the feet but has taken his last two matches to the distance. He will once again aim for a slow-paced victory. Meanwhile, Griffin has looked to finish his opponents in his recent matches and will try to do the same at UFC 264.

Final Prediction: Griffin to pick up TKO win in round 2.

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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