Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks
Round 1: Hendricks takes the center of the cage. He steps forward with a big right hand. Condit moves away. Hendricks lands a right hand. Condit lands a knee and Hendricks slams him to the canvas and gets up and walks away. Condit lands a right hand. Hendricks rushes forward. He secures a takedown. Condit uses the cage to get up but Hendricks takes him down again. Condit stays active off his back. He lands elbows from the bottom. Hendricks lets Condit up. Condit lands an inside leg kick. Hendricks chases Condit, missing with left hand. He works for a takedown and gets it. Condit rolls. Condit stands and gets free. He lands a front kick to the body. Condit jumps in with a flying knee. Hendricks lands a big shot. Hendricks looks for a takedown. Condit uses a kimura to get top position. He takes Hendricks’ back. Hendricks stands. Condit drops off his back and lands a front kick to the face. They exchange, both landing. Hendricks gets a takedown at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks, but it was a close round.
Round 2: Condit takes the center of the cage. Hendricks steps in with a right hand. Condit lands a flying knee. Condit moves in with his jab. The crowd begins to chant, “Condit, Condit, Condit…” Hendricks closes the distance and gets a takedown. He works in half guard. Condit gets back to full guard and then stands. He lands a right hand. Hendricks rushes in with a left hand. Condit answers with a knee. Hendricks lands an uppercut and drops down for a takedown and gets it. Condit works his way back to his feet, but Hendricks has him pressed against the cage. Condit throws knees and Hendricks backs away. Condit lands a combination to the body adn then to the head. Condit jumps in and lands a flying knee and Hendricks powers him to the canvas with a double leg takedown. Hendricks lands elbows. Condit gets to his feet and scrambles free. Condit lands a front kick. Hendricks drives forward and takes him down. Condit gets back up, again. Condit moves in but misses with a combination. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Hendricks pushes forward but Condit moves away. Condit lands a right hand and Hendricks gets the fight to the ground. Condit lands an elbow from the bottom. Hendricks lands to the body and elbows to the head of Condit. Condit continues to land strikes from the bottom. Condit scrambles back to his feet and lands a combination. Hendricks rushes forward and lands an uppercut. Condit misses with a high kick and Hendricks takes him down. Condit stands. Hendricks delivers knees to the thighs of Condit and then elevates him and slams him to the canvas. Condit goes back to striking from his back. Hendricks stands and lets Condit up. Condit lands a couple of leg kicks and follows with a hard right hand. Hendricks grabs him. Condit separates. Hendricks is circling. Condit is stalking him. He lands to the body. Hendricks takes him down. Condit lands punches and gets back to his feet. Condit unloads and lands a combination. Hendricks grabs him and drags him to the canvas. Condit spins out and gets to his feet. They clinch and exchange knees to the body. Condit lands a right hand at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Condit. That’s your Fight of the Night folks.
The judges score the fight for Hendricks by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.