UFC president Dana White on Friday revealed that the bout would also serve as the UFC 171 co-main event. Condit vs. Woodley supports the main event battle between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lalwer for the UFC welterweight championship recently vacated by Georges St-Pierre.
Condit (29-7) is a former UFC interim welterweight champion, having earned that crown with a unanimous-decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143. He then went on to fight then-champion Georges St-Pierre, dropping a unanimous decision in that affair at UFC 154.
Condit then went on to lose a fight to Johny Hendricks, but picked up a statement win in his last effort with a TKO of Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 27.
Woodley (12-2) came into the UFC in the summer of 2012, fresh off the heels of his first career loss. He has since gone 2-1 in the Octagon with wins over Jay Hieron and Josh Koscheck, dropping just one fight to Jake Shields.
The former Strikeforce standout texted White 15 times a day in an effort to secure a fight with Condit, according to the executive. It was something White said he loved to see and hear from his fighters.
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