UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler Defends Title Against Carlos Condit to Kick Off New Year in Las Vegas

Tickets for UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit at the MGM Grand Garden Arena On-Sale Friday, Oct. 23

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LAS VEGAS (October 20, 2015) – Two of the most electrifying strikers in the sport will ring in the New Year as welterweight champion Robbie Lawler looks to make a second successful title defense against fourth-ranked Carlos Condit Saturday, Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In a division that has become known for its epic title fights in recent years, we have seen all out battles between the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks, Hendricks and Lawler (twice) and most recently, an all-time great between Lawler and Rory MacDonald. With more than 30 knockout victories between the two, Lawler and Condit are primed to put on another welterweight title fight for the history books.
 
Lawler (26-10, 1 NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) is coming off one of the greatest fights in mixed martial arts history, a knockout victory over top-ranked MacDonald at UFC® 189, and looks to keep the momentum going when he clashes with Condit. Since returning to the Octagon® in 2013, “Ruthless” has amassed a 7-1 record that includes knockout victories over MacDonald, Jake Ellenberger and Josh Koscheck. Currently the sixth-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, a win over Condit could place Lawler amongst the all-time greats at 170 pounds.
 
Condit (30-8, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.), the former UFC® interim welterweight champion and the last WEC welterweight champion, is no stranger to high profile fights, having gone to the championship rounds with the likes of St-Pierre and Nick Diaz, and successfully defending the WEC belt three times. “The Natural Born Killer” has finished 27 of his 30 pro victories – 14 by way of submission – showing that the 31-year-old known for his devastating striking has the ability to finish the fight wherever the fight goes.
 
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Tickets for UFC®195: LAWLER vs. CONDIT go on sale Friday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $804, $604, $404, $304, $204 and $104. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at the MGM Grand box office. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
 
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Oct. 22 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
 
UFC®195: LAWLER vs. CONDIT will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High -Definition.

 

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About MGM Grand

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of
accommodations  serve  every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill, Michelin three star restaurant Joël Robuchon and Morimoto Las Vegas (Opening Fall 2016). The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Topgolf Las Vegas; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog
 
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