Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Edgar Meza0
UFC on Fox 9 Adds Carlos Condit VS. Matt Brown
Just when we thought that UFC on Fox 9 couldn’t get any better, we get news that Carlos Condit will now face off against Matt Brown (confirmed FOX sports). This fight has the potential for Fight of the night award and maybe even Fight of the year (you never know).
Carlos Condit and Matt Brown are amongst the top most technical fighters in the Welterweight division. Both have faced tough competition in the octagon and both have had impressive wins over some very talented fighters. Condit looked amazing in his rematch against Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 27 where he finished Kampmann via TKO do to strikes. Matt Brown looked outstanding at UFC Fight Night 26 where he displayed his technical and devastating striking skills which let to a 29 second finish over Mike Pyle in the first round.
There is no doubt that the winner of this bout could be the next conternder for the Welterweight Belt and face the winner of GSP Vs. Johny Hendricks. Condit has already fought for the title against George St Pierre at UFC 154 where he came close to finishing GSP after landing a left high kick that dropped GSP. Unfortunately, Condit came up short that night but that fight was undoubtedly GSP’s greatest challenge since retaining the Belt from Matt Sara. As the former UFC Interim and WEC Welterweight Champion, Condit has the skill-set to make his way back to the Belt. Defeating Matt Brown will certainly earn him the top position status.
Matt Brown has won his last 6 fights and out of those, 4 came via TKO or KO. Including the 29 second finish over Mike Pyle as I mentioned earlier. A win over Condit will launch Brown to the top of the contender list as Condit is still ranked #2 in the Welterweight Division. I think the winner of this fight may first face the looser of GSP vs. Hendricks before getting a shot at the Belt, and that’s depending on whether GSP gets an immediate rematch if he looses to Hendricks.
I’m really looking forward to this fight and would love to know what you guys think about this match up. Who do you guys think has the edge? Condit or Brown?
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