Three days after UFC president Dana White revealed Tyron Woodley has been texting him 15 times a day like a stalker in search of his next “big name” opponent, White has granted the former Strikeforce star his wish.
On Tuesday, it was announced Woodley will face former welterweight top contender Carlos Condit (pictured) at UFC 171.
The event takes place March 15 inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Condit was slated to face Matt Brown this past Saturday at UFC on FOX 9, but Brown was forced to withdraw at the 11th hour with two herniated discs in his back. White then tried to arrange a rematch between Condit and Nick Diaz for UFC 171, but Mr. 209 wants to stay retired for the time being.
“The Natural Born Killer” snapped his two-fight skid in his last outing by avenging his 2009 split decision defeat to Martin Kampmann with a vicious TKO beatdown.
Woodley, meanwhile, has alternated between wins and losses over his past five scraps. “The Chosen One” was seen just last month putting Josh Koscheck to sleep at UFC 167.
The card now features three blockbuster welterweight affairs, including the main event where Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will battle for the vacant 170-pound crown.
Here is the show’s updated lineup:
Sean Spencer vs. Alex Garcia
Bubba McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux
Tyron Woodley vs. Carlos Condit
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks (for vacant UFC welterweight title)