Carlos Condit vs. Dan Hardy 'Highly Likely' for UFC 120

Ken BeckettCorrespondent IJune 29, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  Dan Hardy of Nottingham, UK  speaks at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  Hardy will face Georges St-Pierre of Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the Welterweight title bout.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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According to online reports , Carlos Condit (25-5) and Dan Hardy (23-7) have verbally agreed to fight one another at UFC 120 in London, England in October.

While nothing is confirmed by the UFC publicly, a source close to the company tells B/R MMA's Ken Beckett that a Condit vs. Hardy fight is "highly likely."

This will be Dan Hardy's first fight since UFC 111 in March when he lost a welterweight title fight to Georges St-Pierre via unanimous decision. Prior to that, Hardy had been on a seven fight win streak.

Condit steps in after recently defeating Rory McDonald via TKO at UFC 115 in Vancouver, earning fight of the night honors. This would be Condit's first fight overseas since joining the UFC. With the organization, Condit has a 2-1 record.

Many fighters had been rumored to fight Hardy at UFC 120. Originally, Dustin Hazelett had verbally agreed to fight the Brit at UFC 119 but pulled out of the fight to get married.

Martin Kampmann had campaigned for the spot after defeating Paulo Thiago at UFC 115. While Hardy had also said in an interview that he would be interested in fighting Kampmann. The slot however seems to have been given to Condit.

UFC 120 is scheduled to take place Oct. 16 from the O2 Arena in London, England. The Hardy vs. Condit fight will either be the main event or co-main event. The card is slated to air on same-day delay for free on Spike TV.

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