Condit vs. Koscheck Official for UFC 143

November 21, 2011
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If Carlos Condit wants to retain his status as the next to challenge for the UFC welterweight title, he’ll have to go through Josh Koscheck first.

The long rumored bout between Condit and Koscheck is now official, with bout agreements issued and signed for the fight that will take place on Feb 4 at UFC 143 on Super Bowl weekend.

Koscheck sent out a picture of his bout agreement on late Sunday night via his Twitter account to officially announce the fight.

Originally slated to face UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on the same card, Carlos Condit was removed from the bout after former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz defeated B.J. Penn at UFC 137, and the Canadian champion asked to face him instead.

As opposed to sitting and waiting, Condit asked the UFC to keep him active and that’s exactly what he’ll do in February.

Josh Koscheck has been near the top of the welterweight division on a few occasions, and hopes to take another step towards that when he returns at UFC 143.

In his last bout out, Koscheck took a short notice fight against UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, and knocked out the former champion in the first round.

Now Koscheck will face one of the most dangerous strikers in all of MMA as he faces Condit in what will surely be a featured, if not co-main event fight, at UFC 143.

  • KBEsq

    I am a huge fan of Condit. In my opinion, the Condit/McDonald fight is one of the best fights of all time. This fight worries me, however. I really wanted Condit to get a title shot, although I believe he will have trouble with strong ground and pound wrestlers.

    Kudos to Condit for taking this fight. This match is bad stylistically for him, but if he can beat Kos, he can beat GSP. Most people won’t agree with that statement, but I think it’s true.

  • natpaukar7

    not a bad statement at all…but only if kos wrestles and condit beats him because standup definitely goes to condit and koscheck has a tendency to over commit to standup …if condit can fight off his takedowns and still be successful than I would say that improves him in my mind as a candidate to beat GSP but i still do believe GSP to be a different class of wrestler than even Kos.

    • tsszaltax

      Well said. Except I do believe that GSP’s MMA style wrestling is better than Koschecks. Kos might be the better pure wrestler but this isnt college or olympics. So for Condit to beat a wrestler in Kos I dont think it amounts for much in terms of measuring the success he would have against a GSP style wrestler. My 2 cents.

  • kingconnko

    If Kos has it his way, he will try to make it like Kos vs Daley, as he does not win a stand up battle with Condit.