Four of the best welterweights in the world will collide at UFC 137, as champion Georges St-Pierre defends his title against Carlos Condit, and B.J. Penn welcomes former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz back to the Octagon.
This card has been through several changes, as GSP was originally slated to meet Diaz. But, Diaz was removed after no-showing several press conferences and replaced by Condit. The UFC went ahead and placed Diaz against Penn, who was slated to face Condit.
For Condit, he had no hesitation in accepting the change in opponent, especially with a shot at St-Pierre and the UFC gold on the line.
“This is my dream. This is what I’ve wanted to do since I was a little kid,” Condit said. “I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
St-Pierre has done everything asked of him since claiming the title, and says he will, “dictate the pace of the fight. We will fight my fight and I will take him out.”
Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione will also meet on the pay-per-view main card, which takes place October 29 from Las Vegas, Nevada’s Mandalay Bay Center. Mirko Filipovic and Roy Nelson, along with Hatsu Hioki and George Roop, round out the main card.
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