Wednesday, January 27, 2021

2016 “Fight Of The First Half” In The UFC Goes To …

Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.

I know it is easy to remember the latest “big fight” that went down and give it all the credit in the world, but this January encounter over the UFC welterweight title was one to remember.

Lawler came out on top, earning a split decision vs. the former interim titleholder and WEC champion.

The fight was so close that many, including UFC president Dana White, felt Condit would leave with the title. When it was not to be, an immediate rematch was also heavily talked about.

UFC 195 took place January 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with 10,300 people packing the stands. The card generated at total gate of $2,003,986, with 300,000 pay-per-view buys.

Several other fights were worthy of consideration including T.J. Dillashaw-Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight belt, Anderson Silva-Michael Bisping and Holly Holm-Miesha Tate for the female bantamweight championship.