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UFC 195 Results/Highlights: Lawler Bests Condit In Questionable Decision, Miocic Earns His Title Shot, + More


(Dana White’s face says it all. via Getty)

We can debate the decision that capped off UFC 195′s welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit all we want. We can take to Twitter to vent our frustrations with an (admittedly) outdated judging system until the cows come home. In fact, we have been for years, but with no change in sight, it’s probably best that we just focus on the latest in what has been an incredible series of title fights for the UFC, and that’s exactly what Lawler vs. Condit was.

Results and highlights after the jump.

While the numbers might paint UFC 195′s main event as an incredibly one-sided affair in Condit’s favor — “The Natural Born Killer” outstruck “Ruthless” nearly two to one — it was Lawler’s time-tested power that must have swayed the judges. Despite looking a step behind the challenger in most of the exchanges and relying on an offense that consisted almost solely of wide, looping hooks, Lawler was able to land the most significant strikes of the fight, dropping Condit in the second round and nearly finishing him in the closing moments of the fifth. If one were to base their opinion of the winner solely on how each fighter looked when all was said and done, Lawler would have almost undoubtedly been declared the winner across the board.

That’s not to say that Condit didn’t get his, though. Condit dropped the champ in the first, had him wobbled in the third, and landed his own onslaught of punches in the fifth as well. It was that ever-important third round that most of the debate seems to stem from, but again, there’s really no point to all the discussion with no proposed way of improving MMA judging currently on the table.

Of course, the easiest way to avoid another judging debacle — if you’re Stipe Miocic, at least — is to quickly and violently shut your opponents lights out, which is exactly what he did against Andrei Arlovski.

The story of Arlovski’s comeback from suicidal falling star to title contender has been an inspiring and much-lauded one, but just as quickly as it came, it ended against the Ohio native on Saturday night. Miocic clipped Arlovski early with a short right behind the ear and swarmed the former heavyweight champion before he could recover, bringing an end to his title hopes in a manner that would be hard to declare as anything but anticlimactic.

But with 5 wins in his last 6 fights (and the only loss being a decision to Junior Dos Santos that may or may not have been BS, if we complained about that sort of thing), it looks like Miocic will finally get his shot at the winner of the Werdum-Velasquez rematch…and he only had to scare Dana White shitless to get it.

Elsewhere on the UFC 195 card, Brian Ortega put on a Jiu Jitsu clinic over Diego Brandao, Abel Trujillo snagged a rare submission victory over Tony Sims, Joe Duffy and Dustin Poirier went to war, and Michael McDonald scored one of the most insane submission reversals you will ever see in his UFC return, so head below for all the highlights and results from UFC 195.

Lorenz Larkin vs. Albert Tumenov

Brian Ortega vs. Diego Brandao

Michael McDonald vs. Masanori Kanehara

UFC 195 Results:

Main Card
Robbie Lawler def. Carlos Condit via split decision
Stipe Miocic def. Andrei Arlovski via first-round TKO (0:54)
Albert Tumenov def. Lorenz Larkin via split decision
Brian Ortega def. Diego Brandao via submission (triangle) (R3, 1:37)
Abel Trujillo def. Tony Sims via submission (guillotine) (R1, 3:18)

Undercard

Michael McDonald def. Masanori Kanehara via sub (RNC) (R2, 2:09)
Alex Morono def. Kyle Noke via split decision
Justine Kish def. Nina Ansaroff via unanimous decision
Drew Dober def. Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision
Dustin Poirier def. Joseph Duffy via unanimous decision
Michinori Tanaka def. Joe Soto via split decision
Sheldon Westcott def. Edgar Garcia via first-round TKO (3:12)

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