We’re nearing UFC 171, which features a ton of welterweight matches that are going to be epic. One of the most exciting and relevant matches on the card is a bout between Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley. Both of these fighters have the chance to fight for the title, so it’s a make-or-break fight for both. Condit is one of the very best welterweights in the world right now.
Yes, he lost in his title fight to George St. Pierre, but he’s one of the only fighters to really test Georges, almost finishing him with a head kick. The difference in the fight was Georges’ wrestling, a skill set that Condit has worked diligently on. This will be put to the test against Woodley, who is a dominant collegiate wrestler.
Even though Woodley is a dangerous fighter both standing and on the ground, he hasn’t really faced the elite in the division. Condit is going to drag him into deep waters, and he’s going to test Woodley’s technical striking. Condit may get taken down a couple of times, but he’s still a threat off his back.
Fans should expect Condit to be active in this fight, pressuring Woodley until a finish opens up on the feet. The win will cement Condit’s status as being next in line to challenge for the title. The Natural Born Killer, Condit, is destined to fight for the title again, and he’s going to use all of his past championship-level experiences to help him come out on top against Woodley this weekend.