UFC on FOX 21 Results: Maia Emotional in beating the Champ for him, Pettis Shockingly Submission Win and more

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After tonight’s brilliant and quick submission victory against Carlos Condit at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, Demian Maia went very emotional having six straight wins and defeated the man he respects. Carlos Condit is a champion for him. He picked the Natural Born Killer over Robbie Lawler at UFC 195. Eyes were teary during the interview with Brian Stann. Maia wants a title shot. He is willing to wait and fight the winner of Stephen Thompson vs Tyron Woodley. The Wonderboy was at that time in the audience who apparently have so much respect also to the BJJ master inside the octagon.
When I saw Damian took his opponent on the ground, I knew Carlos was in trouble. Maia dug his arm under Condit’s neck and held on tight as Condit tried to flip him off but Maia secured a first-round rear naked choke win after Condit tapped out. I remember when he thought of retiring after his loss to Lawler. Who knows what is next to this one the best welterweights. We will see.
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Anthony Pettis earned his featherweight debut and much needed win. It was a shockingly submission win over the BJJ blackbelt Charles Oliveira known for his submissions. ‘Showtime’ survived the guillotine choke attempt by “Do Bronx” and reversed. Pettis gets the tap in the third round. A beautiful and huge comeback for the former lightweight champion. 
Paige VanZant silenced her haters who see her more as a Dancing with the Stars girl rather than a fighter. Bec Rawlings was finished with a nasty flying switch kick by the blonde fighter. She bounced back after her loss to Rose Namajunas last December.
Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon also put on a battle that went to three rounds and earned them another Fight of the Night honor but Miller defeated Lauzon by a split-decision. Damian Maia and Paige VanZant received the Performance of the Night bonuses.
The UFC Vancouver fight card results are as follows:
Welterweight: Demian Maia def. Carlos Condit by Submission (rear-naked choke) in round 1
Featherweight: Anthony Pettis def. Charles Oliveira by Submission (guillotine choke) in round 3
Women’s Strawweight: Paige VanZant def. Bec Rawlings by TKO (head kick and flying punches) in round 2
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon by Decision (Split) 
Middleweight Sam Alvey def. Kevin Casey by TKO (punches) in round 2
Featherweight: Kyle Bochniak def. Enrique Barzola by Decision (Split)
Middleweight: Alessio Di Chirico def. Garreth McLellan by Decision (Split)
Lightweight: Felipe Silva def. Shane Campbell by TKO (punches) in round 1
Catchweight: Chad Laprise def. Thibault gouti by TKO (punches) in round 1
Lightweight: Jeremy Kennedy def. Alessandro Ricci by Decision (unanimous) 

UFC on FOX 21: Damian Maia vs Carlos Condit Weigh-In Results

UFC on FOX 21 will be held at the Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on August 27. Saturday’s card is stacked. Demian Maia squares off with Carlos Condit. The winner of this bout that could be a future challenger for Tyron Woodley’s welterweight championship.

Former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is moving down to featherweight for the first time in his career. Charles Oliveira is going to be his first opponent at the said division in the saturday night’s co-main event.

“Rowdy” Bec Rawlings is coming back to the octagon and she will go in a war with Team Alpha Male’s Paige VanZant in a featured strawweight bout.

Before the big fight, the UFC on FOX 21 roster stepped on the scales. UFC announced their official weights during the ceremony. Check out the official weights below:

Welterweight: Demian Maia (171) vs. Carlos Condit (170.5)

Featherweight: Anthony Pettis (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (143)

Strawweight: Paige VanZant (115.5) vs. Bec Rawlings (115.5)

Lightweight: Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Jim Miller (154.5)

Middleweight: Sam Alvey (186) vs. Kevin Casey (185)

Featherweight: Enrique Barzola (145.5) vs. Kyle Bochniak (145.5)

Middleweight: Garreth McLellan (184) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (185)

Shane Campbell (156) vs. Felipe Silva (154.5)

Lightweight: Catchweight: * Chad Laprise (159) vs. Thibault Gouti (155)

Middleweight: ** Ryan Janes (185) vs. Adam Hunter (185.5)

Lightweight: Alex Ricci (156) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (155.5)

* Chad Laprise missed weight by 3 pounds.

** Adam Hunter has been pulled from the card due to a potential USADA violation, and his fight with Ryan Janes has been scrapped.

UFC Fight Night 67 Weight In

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The official weight in of 24 fighters taking part of the fight on sunday will begin shortly.In the main event, Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves will have to make the welterweight limit of 170 pounds.

The UFC Fight Night 67 weigh-in takes place at 3 p.m. ET, and the video is above.

List of fighters on this event.
Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET)
Carlos Condit vs. Thiago  AlvesNik Lentz vs. Charles OliveiraKJ Noons vs. Alex OliveiraFrancimar Barroso vs. Ryan JimmoNorman Parke vs. Franciso TrinaldoWendell Oliveira vs. Darren Till

Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET)Rony Jason vs. Damon JacksonJussier Formiga vs. Wilson ReisElizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Nicolas DalbyLucas Martins vs. Mirsad Bektic

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET)Juliana Lima vs. Ericka AlmeidaLuiz Dutra vs. Tom Breese

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Road to Recovery

Carlos Condit on his injury last year.

Carlos Condit describes how he was ‘lucky’ to tear ACL late in his career. FC welterweight contender Carlos Condit has been sidelined from MMA competition for over a year since tearing his ACL against Tyrone Woodley at UFC 171.Despite the injury he stayed positive trained hard for his upcoming fight with Thiago Alves.

In an interview from Fox News Carlos said “It’s part of the sport. After it happened, there was no changing it,” “I wasn’t going to be able to re-grow my ACL back overnight. I was where I was with this and I just had to accept it. I had to stay focused on getting back. Honestly, I kind of felt in a weird way lucky because it was 12 years into my career that this happened. It could have happened a long time ago and really set me back,” Condit said. “At least I’ve accomplished quite a bit in the sport before this happened and ultimately something like this is inevitable in a sport like MMA.”

Despite this he feels good and fully recovered and is more than ready for his upcoming fight with Thiago “Pitbull” Alves on UFC Fight Night 67

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UFC Fight Night May 30

UFC Fight Night May 30

Its a weletrweight matchup between Carlos “the natural born killer” Condit and the “Pitbull” from brazil Thiago Alves. Both fighters looking for the big “W” to move up the rankings to have a title shot againstRobbie Lawler who is the current welterweight champion in the UFC..

The Pitbull needs to keep his 2 win momentum to move up the ranks while Carlos needs to rebond himself up after a big lose to Tyrone Woodley.

This could be a potential career win both fighters are looking for to reach there ultimate goal of challenging the champion.

Stay tune on May 30, for the UFC Fight Night Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves. For more updates on this fight stay tune at http://www.powcast.net