Carlos Condit. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed today through an official announcement that WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will indeed be making the jump over to the organization. The New Mexico native will headline UFC Fight Night 18 against Martin Kampmann.
Condit defeated John Alessio to capture the vacant WEC welterweight title in March 2007 and went on to successfully defend the belt three straight times. His last title defense was a hard-fought fourth-round stoppage of Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 35 this past August.
After winning four out of five fights in the UFC’s middleweight division, Kampmann opted to drop down to welterweight and was victorious in his 170 lb debut, scoring a second-round TKO win over Alexandre Barros at UFC 93 on January 17.
Additional rumored bouts for the event include Brock Larson vs. Jesse Sanders, Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos, and Matt Horwich vs. Ricardo Almeida.
UFC Fight Night 18 will take place at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee on April 1 and is likely to precede the premiere of the upcoming ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV.
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