The next challenger for the UFC welterweight title was announced yesterday — and it’s the man longtime champ Georges St-Pierre recently called “the most dangerous guy in the division.”
Carlos Condit, who earned the interim 170 lb title in 2012, will face champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 193 on November 14, according to UFC officials.
The news was confirmed on UFC Tonight by Ariel Helwani.
Condit, as St-Pierre remarked last week, is among the UFC’s most feared and dynamic strikers. But he has struggled with injuries in recent years, including a back injury which forced him out of a bout in 2013, and a knee injury (including a torn ACL) which ended his bout with Tyron Woodley last year. But in May, he scored a TKO victory over Thiago Alves in his first Octagon appearance since the Woodley bout — and looked like he hadn’t missed a step.
Lawler is coming off a TKO win as well — in a “Fight of the Year” candidate at UFC 189 last month against Rory MacDonald. The victory was Lawler’s first defense of the UFC welterweight title, and his second career win over MacDonald.
Lawler won the vacant UFC title with a decision win over Johny Hendricks after St-Pierre left the sport last year.
UFC 193 still does not have a venue, but it’s said to take place in Melbourne, Australia.
For more of St-Pierre’s interview with Germany’s Ground & Pound TV, please see below: