A sensational welterweight scrap is the latest addition to an already-stacked UFC on Fox 9 card on December 14. The Sacramento event will feature former interim champion Carlos Condit squaring off against Matt “The Immortal” Brown.
Condit was last seen in the Octagon defeating Martin Kampmann in their bloody rematch at UFC Fight Night 27. “The Natural Born Killer” put himself right back into the 170-pound title picture with the fourth-round stoppage. It was a tremendous performance from Condit after suffering decision losses to welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre and Johny Hendricks.
Brown is currently on the most impressive stretch of his career. He’s gone from journeyman status to being ranked in the top-10 in the 170-pound weight class thanks to a six-fight win streak. He’s looked devastating in most of those bouts, including a most recent 29 second demolition of Mike Pyle in a Knockout of the Night performance at UFC Fight Night 26.
After that fight, Brown called out St.Pierre, and if he’s able to piece together another impressive performance against Condit, he could emerge as a legitimate title contender in 2014. There had been some talk of Brown possibly facing former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine in December, but the Belgian fighter continues to have his UFC debut delayed by injury issues.
With the aggressive approaches that both men bring, this fight can’t help but be a thrilling affair. Both fighters have the offensive weaponry to finish in brutal fashion, and both are ultra-tough. Neither man has ever been knocked out in their careers. Condit has 27 stoppages by either knockout or submission in his 29 career victories, while Brown has finished 16 opponents in his 18 career triumphs.
Both men are at the top of their game right now and there are many reasons why UFC fight fans will find this matchup to be such an attractive and most likely violent one.
Rick LaFitte is an MMA Writer for Rant Sports