While a battle between two talented welterweights was recently scrapped in the form of a since-cancelled rematch between Jon Fitch and B.J. Penn, it looks like UFC 132 will still feature a pair of prodigious 170-pounders as the UFC has announced former WEC champ Carlos Condit will face Dong Hyun Kim over July 4th Weekend at the event.
The 26-5 Condit has been out of action since October after injuring his knee in preparation for a February match-up with Chris Lytle but had emerged with his hands raised three consecutive bouts prior to the layoff including a memorable first round knockout of Dan Hardy at UFC 120. He has won eleven of his last twelve fights with the lone exception being a Split Decision to Martin Kampmann and also has the impressive distinction of having finished twenty-five of the twenty-six opponents he’s beaten.
The remarkable statistic should be put to the test against “Stun Gun” who has yet to lose in his career with a 14-0-1 record. The popular Korean is coming off an outpointing of Nate Diaz at UFC 125 and also holds past victories over Matt Brown and Amir Sadollah.
UFC 132 is scheduled for July 2 in Las Vegas and will be headlined by a bantamweight title bout between current champ Dominick Cruz and fan-favorite Urijah Faber. Other scheduled fights likely on the main card include George Sotiropoulos vs. Evan Dunham, Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader, and Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben.
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