UFC 171: Tyron Woodley TKO's Carlos Condit, Should Fight for Title Next

By Jeremy Green
Tyron Woodley
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In the co-main event for UFC 171, which took place in Dallas, Texas, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley threw down. They were hoping to score an impressive finish in order to get a title shot, but it was Woodley who bested Condit. Woodley was landing huge bombs on Condit, and also took him down rather easily. Then, in the second, Woodley threw a huge leg kick that buckled Condit’s right knee, forcing him out of the bout. This puts Woodley in line for a title shot, which he rightfully deserves after that win. Woodley defeated Condit in impressive fashion, who is one of the best strikers in the UFC. Woodley proved he could hang with Condit on the feet. And by mixing up his striking with his takedowns, he had Condit guessing up until the finish. People will probably consider this win for Woodley a fluke, but they shouldn’t. This is one of the few times that Condit was outclassed in every area of the fight, proving Woodley is a legitimate threat to anyone in the division. His training with American Top Team seems to be paying off in dividends. Before this fight, he was ranked 11th in the division, but the win over Condit, who was ranked second in the division, will surely have him crack the top five. So, does this win prove that Woodley is legit, and does he deserve a title shot against the winner of Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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