UFC Planning on Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle Fight in 2011

Written by Tim Ngo
November 4th, 2010

UFC Welterweight Carlos Condit

Two of the Octagon’s hottest fighters are set for a collision course, as UFC welterweights Carlos Condit and Chris Lytle are being rumored for a bout sometime in early 2011.

The 170-pounders were originally set to square off back in September of 2009, but a knee injury forced “Lights Out” off the card. Condit went on to earn a split decision win over late replacement Jake Ellenberger.

According to MMAFighting, reports of a UFC 126 showdown during Super Bowl weekend were a tad premature. It appears a later date will host their postponed bout.

After dropping his Octagon debut to Martin Kampmann at “UFC Fight Night 18,” Condit has reeled off three straight wins, including his most recent knockout of former title challenger Dan Hardy at UFC 120.

Lytle, on the other hand, has quietly won four consecutive and avenged his loss to former welterweight champion Matt Serra at UFC 119 this past September.

A win for either fighter would certainly bode well for their respective title hopes. Oddly, Condit turned down a fight a sure-fire top contender bout against Jon Fitch on February 5th to spend more time with his family.

Current champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his title against Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in December, with the winner most likely taking on Jake Shields sometime down the line.

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