UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves will air on May 30, 2015 in Goiania, Brazil.
#4 CARLOS “THE NATURAL BORN KILLER” CONDIT (29-8-0) vs. #12 THIAGO “PITBULL” ALVES (26-9-0)
This is a five round main event in the welterweight division. In this fight are two fighters that are on different ends of the leader board in the welterweight division, but they both are fighting to work their way up to a title shot in the near future. Condit brings wrestling, jiu-jitsu, striking and gaidojutsu to this fight giving him a great set up of strikes and takedowns to where he has not only been able to land a significant amount of punches, but has also managed many successful submissions that count for almost half his wins in his career. Alves brings striking and jiu-jitsu, which is not as much as Condit brings, but he holds great knockout power that could prove to be more of a challenge to Condit than he might expect. The downside would be the ground game where they both know jiu-jitsu, though Condit knows wrestling as well, which could come into great effect if Condit were to try to attempt any submission holds giving him even more of an advantage and possibly making the fight seem more like a one-sided fight all the way down. My prediction: Condit wins via submission in Round 3.
#9 NIK “THE CARNY” LENTZ (27-6-2) vs. #8 CHARLES “DO BRONX” OLIVEIRA (19-4-0)
This is a three round fight in the featherweight division. This fight contains two fighters that stand right next to each other in the rankings and will face each other to see who deserves to be where on the ladder. Lentz brings jiu-jitsu and wrestling to this fight that has helped him become a more significant grappler than striker and that has truly helped him in his fights where a majority of his fights ended in submission. Oliveira is also a significant grappler as he brings jiu-jitsu to this fight and great takedown defense, which is a great combination in order to keep from being placed on one’s back, thus being in a situation where submission is very possible to happen. This fight is a little hard to call since both are well equipped with submission techniques and they both will be attempting them throughout the fight and countering them as they come. However, it appears to be that Lentz’s wrestling techniques just might be the key factor into giving him the edge to go harder in the fight and possibly out cardio Oliveira where he could begin to score points on him from submission attempts and strikes. My prediction: Lentz wins via split decision.
FRANCISCO “MASSARANDUBA” TRINALDO (16-4-0) vs. NORMAN “STORMIN” PARKE (20-3-1)
This is a three round fight in the lightweight division. This fight contains two fighters that are far from the top of the leader board and are planning to make a statement by adding another win onto their record with hopes to make it into the top ten soon. Parke brings wrestling and jiu-jitsu into this fight which have shown that he cannot only submit his opponents with great accuracy, but last an entire fight a win over the judges by decision. Trinaldo also bring wrestling and jiu-jitsu to this fight, but throughout his career his wins have been almost evenly spread by knockouts, submissions and decisions, which shows that he has the ability to win fights by all three methods. However his submission attempts and striking are not as high as Parke’s, which could be the key difference in winning this fight. Unless Trinaldo can find a way to counter Parke’s grappling and dodge his striking, it really looks as if Trinaldo’s chances of winning are not that high at all. My prediction: Parke wins via submission in Round 1.