The UFC on Fox 9 fight card has been growing at a steady pace this week. The most recent addition is a key welterweight bout between former interim champion Carlos Condit and streaking contender Matt Brown.
UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday.
Condit (29-7) is fresh off of a main event victory over Martin Kampmann in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 27 in Indianapolis last month. It was a key win for the former champion after he lost back-to-back bouts to Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks.
Condit badly wants to get back into title contention and stopping Brown’s streak would be an important step in that direction.
Brown (18-11) has been toiling for years to make a name for himself in the UFC. Lately, he’s done much more than that, winning his six most recent fights in succession.
Brown put a stamp on his place as a welterweight to be reckoned with after knocking out well-respected veteran Mike Pyle in a mere 29 seconds at UFC on Fight Night 26 as part of the Aug. 17 premier of the FOX Sports 1 network.
“Hopefully (beating Pyle) put me somewhere, in a good position to get some big fights,” said Brown during the UFC Fight Night 26 post-fight press conference. “In this sport you get what you earn, not what you deserve, so hopefully I earned something good here.”
He earned a spot on a “Big FOX” main card opposite the No. 3 ranked fighter in the world, as well as an opportunity to prove he deserves to get a crack at the title.
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis puts his belt on the line against former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson in the UFC on Fox 9 main event at Sleep Train Arena on Dec. 14 in Sacramento, Calif.