UFC On FOX 9 adds Condit vs Brown

Two of the most ferocious fighters on the UFC roster will do
battle at
. In a fight seemingly destined for Fight Of The Night honors,
Carlos Condit will face the surging Matt Brown, FOX Sports has
confirmed through UFC officials.

Condit (29-7) recently ended his mini-slide with a spectacular
fourth-round technical knockout of Martin Kampmann. Prior to that
he’d lost two straight but those defeats were to champion
Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks, and both in
well-contested battles. Due to his performances, he’s still
holding on to the No. 2 rankings.

That makes the upcoming matchup the biggest opportunity ever for
Brown (18-11), as he attempts to enter his name into the title
picture. The No. 10 ranked welterweight has captured six straight,
including four straight knockouts. That streak marked a startling
turnaround from a time where he lost four of five and seemed on the
verge of losing his job.

The two are among the great finishers among the welterweight
division. Condit has finished 27 of his 29 career victories while
Brown has stopped his opponents in 16 of his 18 wins.

At one time Brown was linked to a fight with former Strikeforce
champion Tarec Saffiedine, but that fight was ultimately scuttled
for a different direction.

The high-profile addition is just another to a card that has
rapidly and impressively taken shape. The show takes place on Dec.
14 at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena and boasts numerous
ranked fighters.

In the main event, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will
look to make his first lightweight title defense against Josh
Thomson. Meanwhile, bantamweight contenders Urijah Faber and
Michael McDonald square off, while Chad Mendes looks to continue
his march to another title shot when he faces Nik Lentz.