UFC On FOX 9 adds Condit vs Brown

Two of the most ferocious fighters on the UFC roster will do

battle at


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.