A long awaited showdown between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown is currently in the works for an upcoming UFC card on Jan. 30.
Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Thursday with both athletes verbally agreeing to the fight. The UFC hasn’t yet made an official announcement regarding the bout.
Condit and Brown twice have been matched up in the past, but unfortunately, injuries have prevented the fight from actually happening.
The first time around, the fight was scheduled in 2013, and Brown was forced out due to a back injury. Brown then suffered a torn ACL that cancelled a second try in 2018.
Now the welterweights are scheduled to meet in early 2021 with Brown looking to get back on track after suffering a TKO loss to Miguel Baeza in his last outing. Prior to that setback, Brown had earned back-to-back knockouts after finishing Diego Sanchez and Ben Saunders in consecutive fights.
As for Condit, he picked up a unanimous decision win over Court McGee in October that put him back on a winning path after suffering five straight losses. The former interim champion had faced adversity ever since losing a razor-close decision to Robbie Lawler back in 2016, but he corrected course with his latest win this year.
Condit vs. Brown joins a growing lineup headed for the card on Jan. 30 with a main event still to be determined.