Three years ago, Carlos Condit was on top of the MMA world.
It was February 4, 2012 that “The Natural Born Killer” defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 143, earning the UFC Interim Welterweight Championship.
But since then, Condit has won just one of four fights, including losing his title in a unification bout against Georges St-Pierre. A knee injury last March in a loss to Tyron Woodley resulted in a torn ACL and torn meniscus — and fans have wondered when the New Mexico native would return, and how he might be affected.
It looks like we will soon have the answer.
According to a report from Marc Raimondi for MMA Fighting, Condit will return to action at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil, to face Thiago Alves.
The event takes place May 30 in Goiania, Brazil, and also features a women’s strawweight bout between Jessica Penne and Juliana Lima.
The 31 year old Alves, who hails from Fortaleza, Brazil, but trains with American Top Team in Florida, has won his last two bouts. One of several MMA fighters who use the moniker “Pitbull,” Alves’ last UFC appearance was a TKO victory over Jordan Mein in January. He has earned a 29-9 MMA record since turning professional in 2001, and is ranked 13th in the UFC official rankings.
Condit, 30, is officially ranked fourth by the UFC and boasts a (similar) 29-8 MMA record. A protégé of Greg Jackson at Jackson/Winkeljohn Mixed Martial Arts, Condit began fighting professionally in 2002.