Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley to Serve as UFC 171 Co-Main Event
On Tuesday, UFC officials announced a pivotal welterweight match between Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley has been scheduled for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas.
UFC president Dana White on Friday revealed that the bout would also serve as the UFC 171 co-main event. Condit vs. Woodley supports the main event battle between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lalwer for the UFC welterweight championship recently vacated by Georges St-Pierre.
Condit (29-7) is a former UFC interim welterweight champion, having earned that crown with a unanimous-decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 143. He then went on to fight then-champion Georges St-Pierre, dropping a unanimous decision in that affair at UFC 154.
Condit then went on to lose a fight to Johny Hendricks, but picked up a statement win in his last effort with a TKO of Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 27.
Woodley (12-2) came into the UFC in the summer of 2012, fresh off the heels of his first career loss. He has since gone 2-1 in the Octagon with wins over Jay Hieron and Josh Koscheck, dropping just one fight to Jake Shields.
The former Strikeforce standout texted White 15 times a day in an effort to secure a fight with Condit, according to the executive. It was something White said he loved to see and hear from his fighters.
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