Carlos Condit and Court McGee faced off in a Welterweight bout tonight (Sat., Oct. 3, 2020) at UFC Fight Island 4 from inside Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In a fairly fun fight, Condit landed the more damaging blows across 15 minutes.
The two veterans traded low kicks early. McGee targeted the body with a cross. Condit fought almost exclusively from the Southpaw stance in the opening two minutes, scored with a body kick. Body shot combination followed by a good low kick landed by McGee. Condit scored with a calf kick, but his opponent was far busier. Side kick landed for “Natural Born Killer.” Condit seemed to be finding his range a bit more, but McGee touched the body with another pair of punches. Just as the horn sounds, Condit connected on a right hook that dropped McGee — far and away the most significant punch of the opening five minutes!
Condit was more aggressive to begin the second, landing another good hook. Condit scored another heavy combination. McGee bled freely. McGee stuck his opponent with a jab. Condit moving with more confidence, as he began throwing combinations more often. McGee returned to the low kick. Good cross from Condit. McGee went high with a kick that partially landed. Heavy body kick scored for Condit, and he followed it up with a good cross. Condit landed a high kick and check hook. Good overhand scored for McGee close to the end of the round.
McGee opened the final frame with a good low kick and overhand connection. Condit returned to the Orthodox stance, landed a left kick. Cal kick and check hook scored for Condit. McGee punched the chest. Condit countered a low kick with a trip and quick combination. McGee punched the mid-section again. Stiff cross from Condit. Southpaw uppercut from Condit! Clean overhand landed for McGee. One more, but Condit absorbed the punch without issue. Big left kick landed by Condit. The two threw in combination for the final 20 seconds of the fight, but neither man was able to land anything terribly dramatic.
After a slow start, Condit turned it up and earned the decision nod, his first victory in years! It’s a great moment for the veteran, whereas McGee will likely be asking himself why he spent 15 minutes in the cage without shooting for a single takedown attempt.
Result: Carlos Condit defeats Court McGee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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