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UFC on FOX 29 live blog: Carlos Condit vs. Alex Oliveira

Carlos Condit faces off with Alex Oliveira ahead of their welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 29 on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC on FOX 29 live blog for Carlos Condit vs. Alex Oliveira, a welterweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

Condit, a former interim champion, has won just two of his last eight UFC bouts. He faces Oliveira, who is stepping in on less than two weeks’ notice, in the co-main event.

Check out the UFC on FOX 29 live blog below.

Round 1: Referee Chris Tognoni the third man in the cage. Oliveira looking loose, hands low. He’s firing kicks off at Condit, who answers with low kicks. They both close the distance at the same time and end up in the clinch. Oliveira lands a big trip and falls right into half guard. Short punches to the body by Oliveira. Oliveira staying heavy and tight trying to advance. He’s in full guard and picks up Condit to drive him against the fence. Condit works to get to his knees and scores a double leg takedown. He gets inside half guard and lands short elbows. Oliveira tries to power out but is stuck on his back. They scramble and Condit gets back control. Body triangle for Condit and he’s searching for a rear-naked choke. Twice it looks like he has it and twice Oliveira gets his head out.

MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Condit.

Round 2: Condit pressing forward with a combination, but Oliveira catches a kick and gets a takedown. He’s in full guard, pushing Condit against the fence. Punches from top position by Oliveira. Oliveira postures up and takes a couple of up-kicks. Condit gets up, but Oliveira scores another takedown. He blocks a sweep attempt by Condit and lands ground and pound. Condit stays active, uses the fence to walk up, then scores a double leg takedown of his own. Condit has been cut open by an Oliveira elbow. He fires elbows from inside Oliveira’s guard. Condit eats an up-kick as he tries to get back on top They scramble up and Oliveira snags a tight guillotine. Great officiating by Tognoni as Condit isn’t moving much, but he has an arm between himself and Oliveira that he’s using to create distance between them. Oliveira holds onto it and they go down to the mat. He’s squeezing and Condit has to tap out.

Official result: Alex Oliveira def. Carlos Condit via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:17 of Round 2.