An explosive welterweight showdown between Carlos Condit and Chris Lytle at UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch is reportedly off due to a knee injury suffered by Condit while training. The injury isn’t said to be major but it will keep Condit out of action for at least a month and was severe enough for him to pull out of the fight. No word yet if UFC will find a replacement for Condit or if the fight will be pushed back to a later date.
Sportsnet.ca was the first to report the news of Condit’s withdrawal.
Condit won his third UFC fight in a row at UFC 120 last October when he knocked out former top contener Dan Hardy in the first round with a left hook, scoring him knockout of the night honors. Lytle is also on a hot streak, winning four in a row, most recently picking up a unanimous decision victory over former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra.
UFC 127 is headlined by welterweights BJ Penn and Jon Fitch doing battle in the main event with middleweights Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera clashing in the co-main event. The event is scheduled for February 27, 2010 from the ACER Arena in Sydney, Australia.