Initially, UFC 195 was to headline a title fight between MMA superstar and Holly Holm, however, that was recently moved up to the main event of UFC 193 on Nov. 15 in Australia. Afterwards, it left many MMA fans wondering about the main of 195. Well folks, I’m happy to say there’s no longer a mystery around the main event of UFC 195 anymore. So keep on reading for the latest update surrounding the New Year’s Eve weekend fight card.
On Thursday night via FOX Sports 1, the UFC officially announced a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit has been rebooked for the main event of UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas. That’s right! “Ruthless” will be defending the title for the second consecutive time against the man who gave former welterweight championone of his toughest fights in his career. Those expecting to see another violent fight with Lawler following the bloodbath with Canadian Rory MacDonald in July won’t want to miss this one.
Condit, 31, returned inside the Octagon in May after a long lay off to repair a torn ACL. The American mixed martial artist was successful in taking out UFC veteran Thiago Alves by TKO after the cage-side doctor ended the contest between the second and third round due to the amount of damage Alves had taken.
As for the rest of the UFC 195 fight card, no other bouts have been announced yet, but expect new updates to rollout over the next few weeks.