A new welterweight No. 1 contender will be named this Saturday at UFC 158.

UFC President Dana White announced the news Thursday during a pre-fight press conference, revealing that the winner of Johny Hendricks’ showdown with Carlos Condit will be regarded as the top contender at 170 pounds. UFC 158 takes place at the Bell Centre in Montreal and is headlined by Georges St. Pierre’s welterweight title defense against former Strikeforce ruler Nick Diaz.

Hendricks, 29, has won five straight fights since suffering the lone loss of his career to Rick Story in 2010. “Bigg Rigg” fought twice last year, taking a split decision from former title contender Josh Koscheck before knocking out well-rounded Dane Martin Kampmann in just 46 seconds at UFC 154.

Condit, 28, was initially supposed to rematch Rory MacDonald at UFC 158 but was later paired with Hendricks after “Ares” withdrew due to injury. Condit saw a five-fight winning streak snapped in his last outing, as “The Natural Born Killer” came up short in his bid to wrest the title from around the waist of St. Pierre last November.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184, is he meeting Dana White about MMA return?

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC PR boss Dave Sholler just tweeted out a picture of the former UFC HW champ talking to Zuffa president Dana White during UFC 184. Lesnar's current deal with the WWE expires in a few weeks could a read news >>

Brock Lesnar Appears Cageside with Dana White at UFC 184

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

It's no secret that Brock Lesnar's deal with WWE is nearing an end, and MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer reported that he and Vince McMahon don't appear close on completing an extension. Should Lesnar and read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Dana White expects a call from Brock Lesnar when his WWE contract expires

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

Could the former UFC heavyweight champion be making a comeback? "Apparently Brock Lesnar is a UFC fan and he was in town and wanted to come see the fight tonight. He's under contract with the WWE, an read news >>

Dana White: We've entered Mike Tyson territory with Ronda Rousey after UFC 184

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

LOS ANGELES – Before he was even asked about it at UFC 184’s press conference, UFC President Dana White was already comparing women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey to a prime Mike Tyson. Filed unde read news >>

Dana White Talks Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg: 'The Champ Doesn't Chase' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 11 views

After UFC 184, all anyone can talk about is Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg. The problem, UFC pres Dana White said, is Cyborg's gotta cut the weight. read news >>

Ronda Rousey, Dana White Dish on Potential Superfight with Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

Ronda Rousey broke a couple of records at UFC 184 with her 14-second victory over Cat Zingano. She also strengthened her claim for top honors on the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings. But nary a bout ca read news >>

Dana White: Ronda Rousey is 'the female version' of Mike Tyson

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

After staying undefeated at UFC 184 on Saturday night in Los Angeles, Ronda Rousey is doing something special in the sport of mixed martial arts. That's made all the more true when one factors in her read news >>

Dana White: Ronda Rousey is the female version of Mike Tyson

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC President Dana White compares UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Ronda Rousey needed a mere 14 seconds to dispatch a legitimately tou read news >>

Ronda Rousey will shoot movie before taking next UFC bout

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC president Dana White has freed Ronda Rousey to shoot a movie before returning to the Octagon sometime later this year. Looks like it may be a good thing that there are no really compelling challe read news >>