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Kim job: Carlos Condit training for a big tough dude at UFC 132

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Streaking welterweight contender Carlos Condit will try to inch his way closer to a 170-pound title shot by disposing of fellow division stalwart Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber 2" on July 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And he knows it won't be easy.

Condit (26-5) recently pasted British "Outlaw" Dan Hardy at UFC 120 last October to push his current win streak to three. In fact, the "Natural Born Killer" is 12-1 since 2006 with a staggering ten stoppages.

Prior to stiffening Hardy across the pond, the former WEC welterweight champion disposed of Rory MacDonald at UFC 115 after squeaking past Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 19 just a few months prior.

But it only takes three rounds of wrestlemania to spoil championship dreams, and Condit tells he's training hard to counter Kim's biggest strength:

"Kim is a very high level wrestler and grappler. So he is that type of fighter. He has some underrated striking. The thing that stands out in my mind is that he is really strong for a welterweight. He is a big physical guy and he uses that to his advantage really well ... he absolutely poses some real problems for me stylistically. I have one or two losses on my record to good wrestlers who took me down and held me down and won decisions. There is a possibility that is how this fight could go, if we let it. But we are training to counter all his strengths and make sure things go my way. He is definitely a tough dude and I have got my work cut out for me. I feel like I definitely have the advantage standing. I feel like I have the advantage standing in a lot of fights. I also feel like my technical jiu jitsu is better than his. He is an excellent wrestler and his takedowns are top notch but as far as submissions, he [hasn't] submitted a whole lot of guys."

Like Condit, Kim (14-0-1) has also been tearing up the Octagon in recent appearances, racking up points on the judge's scorecards en route to unanimous decision victories in his last three fights.

After outworking TJ Grant at UFC 100, "Stun Gun" stymied the efforts of Amir Sadollah (UFC 114) and Nate Diaz (UFC 125) with his suffocating top control and relentless takedowns.

Expect more of the same on July 2 -- just as you can expect Condit to be ready for it.

UFC 132 will feature a rematch of heated rivals, as UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to avenge his one and only career loss against "The California Kid" Urijah Faber.

Also booked for "Sin City" is a middleweight mash-up pitting Chris "The Crippler" Leben against legendary former Pride king Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva.

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz will also make his return to the Octagon for one last shot at relevancy when he squares off against Ryan "Darth" Bader.

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