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Matt Borwn vs. Carlos Condit set for UFC on FOX 9

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After picking up his sixth straight win in August, Matt Brown will get the biggest fight of his career in December.

The Xenia, OH native will take on former interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento, Calif. at the Sleep Train Arena. The welterweight fight will air live on FOX on December 14.

UFC officials announced the match up on Wednesday afternoon.

Brown is coming off an impressive first round knockout win over Mike Pyle in just 29 seconds at UFC Fight Night 26. The 32-year-old was awarded “Knockout of the Night” for his performance.

The former “Ultimate Fighter” was once in danger of getting cut from the UFC after three straight losses in 2010. Brown has since turned things around and won seven of his last eight fights that includes five wins by knockout.

After back-to-back losses, Condit rebounded in August with a win over Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 27. Before that, the 27-year-old lost a title-unification bout against Georges St. Pierre last November and lost to top contender Johnny Hendricks in March.

Condit defeated Nick Diaz in February 2012 to win the interim welterweight title. The "Natural Born Killer" has earned six post-fight bonuses in his UFC career.

Both Condit and Brown are ranked in the top ten in the official UFC rankings. Condit is currently ranked No. 2 and Brown is No. 10.

UFC on FOX 9 is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Also on the card, Urijah Faber will take on Michael McDonald and Nik Lentz will take on Chad Mendes.


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