Fans of the violent aspect of mixed martial arts rejoice.

On Thursday, it was revealed the UFC was targeting a main event title fight between reigning welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and the always exciting Carlos Condit for UFC 194 in Calgary. Jeremy Botter was the first to report the news

Lawler (26-10) most recently finished Rory MacDonald early in the fifth round of violent co-main event title fight at UFC 189 early this month, defending his belt in the process. Both men were awarded Fight of the Night for their efforts and are widely considered to be favorites for the 2015 Fight of the Year.

Prior to this victory ‘Ruthless’ was seen walking away with his belt after coming out on top against former champion Johny Hendricks in their rematch UFC 181 in December. Lawler previously lost a decision to Hendricks in their initial meeting at UFC 171 but rebounded with back-to-back victories of Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown, thus earning his rematch with ‘Big Rig.’ He will enter this bout with 21 career stoppage wins, including 20 career knockouts.

Condit (30-8), a former UFC interim welterweight champion, was last seen brutalizing former title contender Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 67 en route to a vicious seoncd round TKO. This marked his first appearance 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 Kampmann, avenging his 2009 loss in the process.

His victory over Kampmann snapped ‘The Natural Born Killers’ two fight losing skid, with both losses coming against former champions Georges St. Pierre and Hendricks, earning Fight of the Night for both performances. He will enter this bout with 27 career stoppages, including 15 by way of knockout.

UFC 194 is currently set to take place Dec. 5 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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