Carlos Condit looks to finally be getting his shot at unifying the interim belt with champ, Georges St-Pierre in Montreal, Cananda – come November 17. Dana White announced that as long as GSP’s recovery continues at this pace he should be ready for UFC 154, and suggests fighting in his home country will help make his comeback that much more helpful. He faces no easy task however in his comeback, as he will fight a man that is seldom to not pull the upset victory.
Interim champion Carlos Condit, who famously earned his belt with what some called a lackluster win over Strikeforce champ, Nick Diaz. While that fight is does not contain a highlight finish; no one has forgotten his knockouts of Dan Hardy and Kim Don-Hyun. Not only will Canadian fans be treated to a bout to determine the number one welterweight in the world, they wills also see the next contender be crowned as well.
Martin kampmann is coming off a huge knockout win against Jake Ellenberger. It was in typical Kampmann as he came back from losing the first round and being rocked multiple times to cinch the win. Standing in his way of a title shot is Johny Hendricks. Like Carlos, he is coming off a lackluster performance over perennial ranked contender Josh Koscheck, but had knocked out former number two welterweight Jon Fitch prior to that.
These fights will do a lot of clearing out for the welterweight division that has been jammed since GSP’s injury and Carlos’; reluctance to defend his interim title. Soon though, the dust will settle and only one fighter will stand in each bout. Only time will tell if it is Pierre, Condit, Kampmann, or Hendricks that holds the title at the end of this road mini-tourney.