The title fight between GSP and Nick Diaz won’t be the only showcase for elite 170-pounders this fall in Las Vegas. A match between two of the best welterweights in the world has been set as “Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit will take on BJ “The Prodigy” Penn at UFC 137.
The two hinted at the matchup on Twitter this last week. Condit, who is coming off a first-round KO of the Night victory over the previously-undefeated Dong Hyun Kim, tweeted to Penn on Monday that “The people have spoken @bjpenndotcom, they want to see us scrap, let’s give em what they asked for.”
Penn – who had previously been exchanging barbs with Jon Fitch about a possible rematch of their UFC 127 main event draw, responded with: “@CarlosCondit Yup. Let’s do it! October 29th.”
Dana White confirmed today that both men have verbally accepted the bout.