Two streaking welterweights could go to war on Feb. 27 when Carlos Condit reportedly takes on Chris Lytle at the upcoming UFC 127 pay-per-view event in the promotion's return to Australia.
The incomparable Showdown Joe Ferraro brought word of the pending match-up earlier today.
Condit (26-5) raised his stock considerably after pulverizing Dan Hardy at UFC 120 across the pond just last month. It was the third straight victory for the former WEC Welterweight Champion (and his second straight stoppage) and a win over Lytle could make a strong argument for "The Natural Born Killer's" place among the current title contenders.
But don't expect any free passes from Lytle (30-17-5), who could be knocking on the contender's door himself.
That's because "Light's Out" has seemingly gotten his second wind in the 170-pound division, winning four straight contests and racking up another collection of "Fight Night" bonuses.
The Indianapolis firefighter was last seen beating down a stocky and cocky Matt Serra at UFC 119 back in September and by Lytle's own admission, "it's now or never" for his run at the welterweight title.
Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle. Fight of the night? Of the year?
Although yet to be announced, UFC 127 is expected to go down on Feb. 27 in Australia. Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on this still-developing fight card.
(Updated to include change of date and venue as clarified by Showdown.ca)