The UFC is close to finalizing a fun welterweight contest for fans in 2021. Per MMA Fighting, the promotion is close to finalizing a contest between former interim champion, Carlos Condit (31-13), and Matt Brown (22-17).
This is the third time that the UFC has attempted to book these guys against each other. However, injuries derailed both of the previous matchups. This is an incredibly fun matchup for fans and a fight that makes sense for both fighters.
Carlos Condit fought for the first time in almost two years back in October. That night, Condit was able to snap his five fight losing streak and get a much needed win over Court McGee. Condit looked good that night even breaking the nose of McGee.
The 36 year old former UFC champion made it clear that night that he wasn’t done. It seemed that after the fight, Condit was rejuvenated by the much needed win. While a title run might not be in the cards, he’s still got gas in the tank.
UFC’s January 30th Card
The proposed welterweight contest is going to take place on the UFC‘s January 30th card. For Matt Brown, he’s going to be attempting to bounce back from his knockout loss to Miguel Baeza which occurred back in May.
Prior to that knockout loss, Brown had won back-to-back fights by knockout. Brown has long been known as one of the more entertaining and game fighters that the UFC has on their roster.
To me, this fight isn’t really about moving forward towards the top of the division. This is a fight between two guys who still have fight left in them and they are looking to put on a show for UFC fans.
It’s going to be a fantastic matchup. If both men show up at their best on January 30th, it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. I’m expecting a fun striking war when these two stand across from each other next year.