Report: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann 2 Headlines UFC on Fox Sports 1-2

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Report: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann 2 Headlines UFC on Fox Sports 1-2

While the first UFC on Fox Sports 1 event still awaits a main event, the second event slated to land in Indianapolis on August 28 now has a headline fight, and it's a rematch of two Top-10 welterweights.

According to a report by A.J. Perez of Fox Sports, former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will square off with Martin Kampmann in the feature bout for the Midwest show landing at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.

Condit hinted earlier in the day on Twitter that he had an upcoming announcement about his next fight, and it appears this will be the one.

It was just over four years ago that Condit first came to the UFC after reigning as the WEC welterweight champion for several fights. Once the organization closed down its welterweight ranks, Condit moved to the UFC, where he faced perennial top-10 challenger Martin Kampmann in his debut bout.

The two welterweights engaged in a back-and-forth war over the course of 15 minutes, but when it was over, Kampmann stood as the winner by split decision in a hotly contested bout.

Now with both fighters looking to jump back into the deep end of the welterweight division following recent setbacks, they will meet again as the headline fight of the second UFC on Fox Sports 1 card.

Condit returns after back-to-back losses to the two best welterweights in the sport. Condit lost a decision to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 154 last year and then fell to a decision to top contender Johny Hendricks in March at UFC 158.

The losses fueled Condit to work on his wrestling, which he credits for the losses he suffered in both bouts. Ironically enough, takedowns probably cost him his first fight against Kampmann as well.

Now with a chance to avenge the first loss of his UFC career while getting back on track, Condit returns in August to face an old foe.

Kampmann will also try to erase the memory of his last fight, which he lost by knockout to Johny Hendricks at UFC 154. Prior to that defeat, Kampmann had racked up three wins in a row, including victories over Jake Ellenberger and Thiago Alves.

 

Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.

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