Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann is set to headline UFC Fight Night 27, a special Wednesday broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
The pairing would perhaps be deemed ill-suited to front a pay-per-view show, with both fighters coming in off losses and there being no immediate title implications. It would probably rank as a co-main event at best.
But with UFC Fight Night 27 airing on free television, Condit vs. Kampmann is just A-OK.
From an excitement standpoint, this is as good as it gets. Both guys deliver excellent fights nearly every time out, both only improve when faced with monumental challenges and both are card-carrying members of the welterweight elite. And if that weren't enough, how about the revenge angle set up by Kampmann's 2009 victory over his foe?
It promises to be an outstanding headliner, one capable of bringing the glamour and pizzazz of Saturday night all the way over to smack dab middle-of-the-week Wednesday.
Here we will take a look at the Condit vs. Kampmann matchup and examine how it is likely to play out. We will assess which fighter has an edge in each of the striking, wrestling and grappling and submission areas of the game and use those assessments to project the probable outcome.