As if UFC 137 wasn’t anticipated already with Georges St-Pierre defending his UFC welterweight strap from Nick Diaz, but now the promotion has added a match between two former champions.
Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn will meet former WEC welterweight champ Carlos Condit on Oct. 29 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two exchanged tweets earlier in the week and UFC president Dana White must have taken notice because he was not long scheduling the fight.
Condit (27-5) is coming off a big victory over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 132, and he has won four consecutive fights, coupled with a bonus in his last three fights.
Penn (16-7-2) most recently fought Jon Fitch to an unsatisfying draw, and the two planned on a rematch to decide a winner. Unfortunately, both combatants became injured which allowed the scrap to fade away. Prior to that undesirable outcome, Penn knocked out Matt Hughes.
Rumor has it that this fight will be a No. 1 contender match.