Condit vs. Koscheck Official for UFC 143

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.