A welterweight clash before former title contender Carlos Condit and submission specialist Demian Maia has officially been added to UFC 202 in Las Vegas.

The Albuquerque Journal was the first to report the news.

Condit (30-9), also former WEC champion, was last seen dropping a controversial split decision to reigning champion Robbie Lawler in January. Following the loss, Condit hinted at retirement but it would appear these talks have been put on hold for the immediate future.

Prior to the setback against Lawler, Condit was seen brutalizing former title contender Thiago Alves en route to a vicious second round TKO. This marked his first appearance inside the Octagon after tearing both his ACL and meniscus in his second round TKO loss to Tyron Woodley in March 2014. Prior to this setback ‘The Natural Born Killer’ walked away with a violent fourth round TKO over Martin Kampmann, avenging his 2009 loss in the process. He will enter this bout with an astounding 27 career stoppage wins, including 15 by way of knockout.

Maia (22-6), a former UFC middleweight title contender, will be looking to improve on his five fight streak inside the Octagon. In his most recent effort, the Brazilian dominated Matt Brown before submitting late in the third round of their matchup at UFC 198. Prior to this performance, Maia earned dominant decision win over Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194 in December. He wil enter this bout with eight submission wins under the UFC banner, tying him for third all-time in the promotion’s history.

UFC 202 is currently scheduled to go down Aug. 20 at the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas. A welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz will serve as the main event.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:



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