by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
London is calling for welterweights Dan Hardy and Carlos Condit. The two will clash at UFC 120 currently scheduled for Oct. 16 in the United Kingdom.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight who indicated that bout agreements should be signed shortly for the 170-pound contest.
Looking to rebound form his loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 111, Hardy (23-7) returns to the Octagon, as well as his home country of England, looking to get back on the winning track.
Prior to the loss to St-Pierre, Hardy had gone 4-0 in the UFC, but struggled to deal with the wrestling and ground work of the UFC welterweight champion. Splitting his training between England and the United States, Hardy will definitely have a home crowd behind him as he fights in England for the first time since UFC 105 in November 2009.
Making the trip across the pond to face Hardy will be the last ever WEC welterweight champion. Condit (25-5) last competed at UFC 115 in Vancouver, taking out home country kid Rory MacDonald in the third round.
Condit will look to play spoiler again as he faces Hardy in his backyard as well. The New Mexico native has been training with Greg Jackson and his team, and hopes to get back into the title picture with a win over Hardy in October.
The fight between Hardy and Condit is the first bout confirmed for the October card.