Carlos Condit’s next shot at welterweight gold will come at UFC 195. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Violence enthusiasts, take heart: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit will happen -- just a little bit later than originally planned.
After a thumb injury forced him to withdraw from their scheduled clash at UFC 193, Lawler will defend his welterweight title against Condit in the UFC 195 main event in Las Vegas on Jan. 2. The bout was announced during Fox Sports Live on Thursday night.
Lawler recently revealed on UFC Tonight that his injury would not require surgery and he would be out of action for approximately one month. The American Top Team member targeted UFC 195 for his return, which would allow him enough time to hold a full training camp. “Ruthless” made his first title defense at UFC 189, when he stopped Rory MacDonald via fifth-round TKO in an entertaining scrap.
Condit, meanwhile, made a successful return from knee surgery on May 30, as he stopped Thiago Alves via doctor stoppage at UFC Fight Night in Brazil. “The Natural Born Killer” is a former interim welterweight king but came up short in his bid to unify the belts against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 154 in November 2012.