On Friday, the world’s premier MMA promotion announced Carlos Condit will face Dong Hyun Kim at “UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber II” on July 2nd. The event takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las, Vegas, Nevada.
Condit had been pushing for a fight against BJ Penn, but it was reported yesterday the Hawaiian would pull out of the card with an undisclosed injury.
Penn was originally slated to headline the pay-per-view broadcast opposite Jon Fitch. However, the former welterweight top contender was stung by the injury bug last week.
Condit owns an impressive 26-5 record, but hasn’t been seen since late last year when he put Dan Hardy to sleep.
Kim is one of the division’s most underrated competitors, so this will be a good opportunity to showcase his skills against a former world champion.
The Korean holds a practically perfect 14-0-1 professional record. He was last seen taking a unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 125.
UFC 132 will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champ Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.
Here are the contestants expected to participate in the show:
Erik Koch vs Cub Swanson
Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
George Sotiropoulos vs. Evan Dunham
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader
Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben
Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz (UFC Bantamweight Champion)