Welterweight Chris Lytle, fresh off his “Fight of the Night” win over Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June, will take on former WEC champ Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16 in Oklahoma City, MMA Fanhouse is reporting.
Lytle (27-17-5), a fan-favorite who made his Octagon debut all the way back at UFC 28 in 2000, has gone 3-3 since returning to the UFC in late-2007 and has won a “fight night” bonus in all-but-one of his bouts. Recently, “Lights Out” has picked up victories over Kyle Bradley, Paul Taylor, and Burns, while coming up short against Thiago Alves, Josh Koscheck, and Marcus Davis.
Condit (23-5) won the WEC welterweight title with a win over John Alessio in early-2007 and went on to successfully defend the belt three times over Brock Larson, Carlo Prater, and Hiromitsu Miura before the division was cut from the promotion and its fighters were sent to the UFC. In his UFC debut, Condit suffered a narrow split decision loss to Martin Kampmann in the UFC Fight Night 18 main event in April.
Lytle-Condit will be featured on the Spike-televised main card alongside UFN 19 is co-headliners Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard and Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard. Dan Miller vs. Aaron Simpson, Chris Wilson vs. Mike Pyle, Jeremy Stephens vs. Ronny Torres, Tim Credeur vs. Nate Quarry, Kyle Bradley vs. Sam Stout, and Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen are also rumored for the event.
[Pictured: Carlos Condit]