Unlike other professional sports, there is no offseason in MMA. Week in and week out, fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters and others, not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s Fight of the Week is the UFC welterweight fight between Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves.

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, the UFC heads down to the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil, for UFC Fight Night 67 where Condit and Alves will serve as the night’s main attraction.

The last time we saw Condit blow his knee out during his UFC 171 bout against Tyron Woodley. It’s been well over a year since the former WEC welterweight champion and interim UFC welterweight champion last competed so cage rust could be a factor here. Condit is one of the most skilled and experienced fighters in the welterweight division. This bout is extremely important because as deep as the welterweight division is Condit cannot afford to take a step back.

Alves has battled his share of injuries as well but the former title challenger finally looks healthy and focused once again. Against Jordan Mein at UFC 183, Alves showed he still has brutal power and a great killer instinct. Since coming up short against Georges St. Pierre, for the welterweight title at UFC 100, Alves’ career has been less than stellar. But now that he is healthy and focused, he has the tools to fight his way back into title contention.

This is a pivotal bout for both men. The winner will be ushered back into contention while the loser will be forced to climb the difficult welterweight ladder.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.