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Old 07-11-2009, 12:13 AM
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Default Lytle vs. Condit at UFC Fight Night 19


Veteran UFC welterweight Chris Lylte (27-17-5 MMA, 6-9 UFC) and former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit (22-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet at UFC Fight Night 19 in September.

The news was first reported by Ariel Helwani of MMA FanHouse, and a source close to one of the competitors today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements have been finalized.

UFC Fight Night 19, a Spike TV-broadcast event that serves as the lead-in for the debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 10," takes place on Sept. 16 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Lytle, fresh off a "Fight of the Night" victory over Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, has won two of his past three fights, the lone loss coming to Marcus Davis via split decision. Lytle continued his recent windfall by picking up his third straight "Fight of the Night" bonus and fourth overall. In fact, including fight-night bonuses for submissions and knockouts, he's won six bonuses in his past eight fights.

Condit, meanwhile, makes his second UFC appearance following a loss to Martin Kampmann during his octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 18. In the night's main event, Condit suffered a razor-thin split-decision loss. Condit, who moved to the UFC when the WEC eliminated its welterweight division, snapped an eight-fight winning streak with the loss.
This seems like a good fight. Lytle is the gatekeeper of the welterweight division. He can't seem to beat the top-tier fighters but he can take them to a decision. I think this will help sort out how good Condit is against UFC-level competition. I am sure Lytle will be gunning for another bonus so this should be a good one. I'll say Condit by an unanimous decision.
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