Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has lured longtime welterweight contender Carlos Condit back to the Octagon — despite his resistance — for a compelling showdown against top-ranked 170-pound grappler Demian Maia.
Where and when?
None other than the upcoming UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) event locked and loaded for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Aug. 20, 2016.
UFC made the bout official on Tuesday.
Following a controversial decision loss to Robbie Lawler to kick off the new year, Condit (30-9) opted to ride the pine until he could secure a “Ruthless” rematch. When that failed to materialize, “The Natural Born Killer” started considering alternate fights.
That puts him directly across from Maia (23-6), now the winner of five straight, including last month’s submission victory over the rough-and-tumble Matt Brown. No doubt beating Condit would go a long way in securing a welterweight title shot.
Who ya’ got?
UFC 202 will be headlined by the welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, while Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira hook ‘em up in the light heavyweight co-main event.