The UFC has officially announced that welterweight contenders Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves will headline a May Brazil card in what is sure to be an exciting scrap, scheduled for five rounds. Condit has not fought since injuring his knee in a March 2014 fight against Tyron Woodley.
Alves is in the midst of his own comeback, having won two straight fights after a rough stretch where he lost four of six, and sat out all of 2013. The "Pitbull" challenged for the welterweight world title against then-champion Georges St. Pierre in 2009, losing a five-round decision.
Condit, a former interim world title holder, also lost a decision to St. Pierre, in 2012, but not before nearly knocking the long-time 170-pound king out with a head kick. Condit has won Fight of the Night honors in three of his last four outings.
Alves won his last fight by body kick KO over Jordan Mein. Before his loss to Woodley, Condit beat Martin Kampmann by TKO in 2013.
Both welterweights love to throw strikes on their feet and are among the most aggressive fighters in the UFC. Their UFC Fight Night headlining bout will take place May 30 in Goiania, Brazil, Alves’ home nation.