The UFC is taking another crack at booking a dream match for violence fans. First reported by MMAFighting, Matt Brown (22-17 MMA, 15-11 UFC) and former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (31-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) will be competing in early 2021. Both men have been slated to fight before, only for the fight to fall through more than once.
That has led to a polite rivalry stemming back to their first scheduled bout in 2013 that never happened. Following that, Brown tore his ACL in preparation for their second encounter. With both men in the later parts of their career, there’s a chance that this clash of veterans could be once of the last chances to see both legends.
Lest you write off either man, it’s important to recognize the complete performance Condit turned in October against Court McGee. And while in reality, Brown may be coming off a nasty loss against Miguel Baeza, prior to that, he had amassed two violent finishes. Despite both athletes being over the age of 35, they have managed to stay relevant for the bulk of their career.
One glaring concern will likely be damage. With Brown having been in so many wars, that could downgrade his ability to take a shot at the age of 39. Combined with his fighting style, the damage from past fights could spell trouble for “The Immortal” in this one. Still, Brown is always an extremely dangerous striker himself. The UFC veteran has earned six post-fight bonuses for all his mayhem in the cage. Brown holds twenty professional finishes, and has undoubtedly been in there with the best in the world. Above all, Brown and Condit will bring the violence, and remind fans why they have long competed near the top of the mountain.
Also on the UFC’s January 30 card:
- Viviane Araujo vs. Roxanne Modafferi
- Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva
- Ode Osbourne vs. Jerome Rivera
- Zarrukh Adashev vs. Jeffrey Molina
- Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
- Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch