Carlos Condit’s struggles continued at UFC 232 as Michael Chiesa was able to submit the former champion in the second round of the contest.
Michael Chiesa decided it was time to stop cutting to 155-pounds and will be making his welterweight debut at UFC 232. The former Ultimate Fighter winner had won five of six fights before running into former top contender Kevin Lee. Chiesa was submitted in the first round (but don’t tell him that) and was sent down the ladder of the stacked lightweight division. The Washington native ended up missing weight for his next fight against Anthony Pettis, which he lost by submission, prompting the move to welterweight.
Carlos Condit’s best days are behind him. He was one judge away from winning the welterweight title over Robbie Lawler in January 2016 and is 0-3 since then. “The Natural Born Killer” has fallen to Neil Magny, Demian Maia, and Alex Oliveira most recently in that timeframe
Carlos Condit fired away with multiple combinations then was clinched up and taken down by Michael Chiesa. Condit shot for an armbar but Chiesa avoided the submission and took Condit’s back. Chiesa could not secure hooks allowing Condit to reverse position and stand up. Chiesa held on and took him down again. Condit threw up an armbar attempt and had it deep, but Chiesa was able to pop out. The fighters stood up and Chiesa got another takedown into side control. Condit rolled for a leglock and sought the submission for the remainder of the round.
Both fighters exchanged combinations at the beginning of the round then Chiesa caught a kick and took Condit down again. Chiesa established half guard and grabbed an arm, securing a kimura. Chiesa continued to crank until Condit was forced to tap.
Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit by Submission (Kimura) in Round 2 (0:56)