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UFC 158 Results: Hendricks scores unanimous decision over Condit | UFC NEWS


Armed with his trusty left hand and a bevy of takedowns, Johny Hendricks may have just earned the title shot he has been wanting.

Hendricks earned a 29-28 unanimous decision victory over Carlos Condit in Saturday’s co-main event of UFC 158 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The win improves Hendricks to 15-1. Condit fell to 28-7

Hendricks scored 12 takedowns in the win.

Hendricks was the high-point of an explosive first round.

Hendricks landed three significant lefts to start the fight. He also secured two early takedowns. Condit combated with some nice flying knees and was able to take some shots. Condit took Hendricks’ back late in the round and ended it with a nice front kick to the face.

In the second round, Hendricks landed another nice left around the 3:00 mark that led to another takedown. Condit connected on some effective shots but Hendricks retaliated with another takedown. The fight got back to its feet and Condit peppered some Hendricks with some nice punches and knees but Hendricks scored another big takedown late in the round.

Condit had a nice third round, putting on plenty of pressure with some quick combinations. But yet another Hendricks’ takedown secured the victory.

Hendricks entered the fight with eight knockouts and a three-time knockout of the night bonus winner.

The victory was Hendricks’ sixth straight. Condit lost to Georges St. Pierre in November, 2012. Prior to that, had won five straight fights.

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