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Carlos Condit suffers major knee injury at UFC 171 (GIF)

Carlos Condit kneeCarlos Condit lost to Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 by TKO on Saturday night after being unable to continue following a major knee injury.

Condit was kicked by the Woodley in the left knee, then spun back to remain standing, but his right knee gave out. The right knee is where he reportedly suffered a torn ACL.

Most people had Woodley winning the first round, so he definitely deserves credit for getting the win in their fight and forcing the stoppage in the second.

Here’s another look at the knee injury:

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Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit – tale of the tape

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On Monday, we listed the top five reasons to watch Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit at UFC 154 on Saturday in Montreal (and we didn’t even get to the undercard). Today we’re going to break down the tale of the tape between the fighters who will square off in the main event.

Georges St-Pierre (22-2) – 31 years old, 5’11”, 170 lbs.
– Hasn’t lost since 2007
– Well-rounded fighter, but he hasn’t finished any of his last five opponents
– Possesses good striking skills
– Is a strong grappler (77% success rate on takedowns) and loves going for takedowns
– Well trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has good wrestling skills
– Has very good takedown defense (88% avoided)

Carlos Condit (28-5) – 28 years old, 6’2″, 170 lbs.
– Has finished all but four of his fights by knockout or submission
– Recorded 3 knockouts in his last four fights (two KOs of the night)
– 43% success rate on strikes, including a 68% mark standing
– Vulnerable defending takedowns (only at 47%)
– Has a big height/length advantage over GSP
– Gets hit 39% of the time with strikes

GSP often sees his best success when he’s taking down opponents, and either ground-and-pounding them or submitting them. His success with takedowns coupled with Condit’s vulnerability suggests GSP will be able to take the fight to the ground. Condit’s best chance will be to keep the fight standing, where he has his greatest success rate with striking. Rather than employ a similar strategy to one he used against Nick Diaz, he will be best off trying to score a knockout against St-Pierre. He has to keep in mind that GSP is disciplined and won’t fight foolishly.

Condit will be lucky if St-Pierre proves to have lost some quickness following his ACL injury, which would make defending takedowns against him somewhat easier. That will be his main concern, because he won’t want to spend most of the fight on his back where he would be unlikely to win.

Carlos Condit Knocks Out Dan Hardy at UFC 120 (Video)

Man, these free fights on Spike TV are great.  There’s just something more satisfying about being able to take in the fights without burning a $50 hole in your pocket, even if it doesn’t include the likes of Brock Lesnar or Anderson Silva.  Free fights are even better when you get to witness one of the best knockouts of the year, and if you were watching UFC 120 on Saturday night that’s exactly what you got.  Carlos Condit and Dan Hardy both tried to catch the other with a big hook in the first round.  Unfortunately for Hardy, his hook missed a bit and Condit’s landed right on the button.  Check out the Carlos Condit vs. Dan Hardy knockout video:

Video Credit: YouTube user wattsryder217