Arizona's 'super camp' eyes clean sweep at Fight Night 18
The evolution of the mixed martial arts "super camp" has been widely recognized for the past few years as the sport has grown. From
A new contender to enter the fray as a top super camp is Arizona Combat Sports, led by brothers
Leading the way in the main event is
"He's ready to bang, he's ready to wrestle, his jiu-jitsu's getting a lot better, and just what that guy brings to the table, you cannot break him," said Lally.
The talent that Condit possesses got him to the pinnacle in the WEC where he reigned as welterweight champion, but now he has a whole new list of challenges ahead in the UFC. Lally believes that if Condit translates what he brings to the training room into the Octagon, he'll do just fine.
"It's his physical toughness," he named as one of Condit's best qualities. "We have one of our toughest guys banging with him every other night, his name's
While Condit focuses his attention on
"People haven't even seen Ryan Bader yet," Lally said about the former Arizona State wrestler. "You give this kid a year, his athleticism is so unknown to most of the MMA fans and fighters, that if he gets it together -- doesn't reach as much, moves his feet a little bit more -- he is so damn fast and so damn strong for his size and weight class.
"His athleticism is a step above most of the fighters at the top five at 205."
Another asset that Arizona Combat Sports has in its arsenal is former All-American wrestler and Arizona State assistant coach
Simpson has long been credited for helping former students Bader and
"I would say the biggest thing Aaron brings to the table is just his cool headedness. Aaron's a great motivator, you cannot not like the guy," Lally said.
With a slew of All-American wrestlers, top-notch strikers, and teammates like WEC champion
"Everybody we have here adds to somebody else's game," Lally commented about his team.
Trevor and Todd Lally will look to go 3-0 at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday as Carlos Condit faces Martin Kampmann, Ryan Bader takes on Carmelo Marrero and Aaron Simpson squares off with Tim McKenzie.