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UFC On FOX 9 adds Condit vs Brown
Two of the most ferocious fighters on the UFC roster will do battle at UFC On FOX 9. 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.