Earlier this month, reports indicated the UFC was looking to book a welterweight contest between standout strikers Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves. Well now those reports have become official as MMA Fighting has confirmed the matchup will headline the recently announced UFC Fight Night 67 in late May.

Condit (29-8), a former UFC interim welterweight champion, has been seen seen inside the Octagon since tearing both his ACL and meniscus in his second round TKO loss to Tyron Woodley last March. Prior to this setback, Condit, also a former WEC champion, earned a violent fourth round TKO over Martin Kampann, avenging his 2009 loss in the process.

This victory snapped Condit’s two fight losing skid, with both losses coming against former champions Georges St. Pierre and Johnny Hendircks, earning Fight of the Night for both performances. He will enter this bout with 27 career stoppages and a UFC record of 6-3

Alves (20-9), also a former UFC title contender, is coming off a rib shattering second TKO over Jordan Mein at UFC 183 in January. This marked his second straight win inside the Octagon since making his long awaited return from injury last April. This marked the American Top Team product’s second straight win inside the Octagon, with his previous being a unanimous decision victory in his Fight of the Night performance against Seth Baczynski at UFC on FOX 11.

Prior to this string of wins, ‘The Pitbull’ missed 25 months of action after suffering a series of injures in camp, several of which required sugery. He will enter this bout with 13 career stoppage victories, including 11 by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 12-6.

UFC Fight Night 67 is currently scheduled to take place on May 30 at the Goiania Arena in Goiania. A women’s strawweight matchup between Jessica Penne and Juliana Lima is the only other bout announced for the card.

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