Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown: A Title Contender Will Emerge

By Jeremy Green
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Eric Bolte-USA Today Sports

It looks like a pivotal welterweight bout has been added between two of the best strikers in the UFC in Carlos Condit and Matt Brown. Fox Sports announced this fight earlier today, which will take place on UFC on Fox 9. This is huge news for both fighters, as they will be fighting for a chance to fight for the belt, which is currently being held by Georges St. Pierre.

Also on the UFC on Fox 9 card, Anthony Pettis will defend his lightweight crown against Josh Thomson. The addition of Condit vs. Brown makes this card even more stacked, and it will be interesting to see which welterweight will reign supreme in hopes of getting a title shot.

Both Condit and Brown are known for their relentless, exciting stand-up style, making this one of the more exciting fights of the year. Condit is coming off a destruction over Martin Kampmann. In the bout, Condit was able to showcase his dynamic strikes, and it seems he is only getting better with each fight.

Brown has been one of the hottest prospects in the welterweight division, and who is now on a six-fight winning streak. His latest win was over Mike Pyle, where Brown was able to showcase his power early, getting the TKO in the first. Brown has always been an aggressive striker, but he seems to have made some great strides in terms of his grappling and takedown defense.

This bout could end violently in either direction, as both fighters have power in their hands. An x-factor in this fight may be Condit’s grappling game, which has always been Brown’s weakest attribute as a fighter. It should be a fun one, where the winner cements their status as a top contender in the division.

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