B.J. Penn will be back in the cage this October. | Photo: Dave Mandel


Former champions B.J. Penn and Carlos Condit will likely square off in a welterweight scrap this fall.

After both fighters referenced the proposed matchup Monday on Twitter, Sherdog.com confirmed with a source close to the bout that Penn and Condit have been tentatively scheduled to meet in October.

The UFC currently has two events scheduled that month: UFC 136 on Oct. 8 and UFC 137 on Oct. 29. A Monday tweet from Penn implied that the bout would take place on the latter card.

Penn had been rumored to lock horns with Jon Fitch this summer in a rematch of their February tussle at UFC 127 that ended in a majority draw. However, both competitors were forced to withdraw from the proposed bout due to injury.

Prior to his draw with Fitch, Penn had rebounded from back-to-back defeats by knocking out old rival Matt Hughes in just 21 seconds in November. The UFC 123 victory marked the Hawaiian’s first bout back at 170 pounds after consecutive defeats to current UFC lightweight king Frankie Edgar.

While Penn has held both the UFC welterweight and lightweight titles, Condit has yet to capture UFC gold. However, the former WEC 170-pound champ has performed impressively during his Octagon tenure, racking up a promotional record of 4-1. Since dropping his UFC debut to Martin Kampmann by split decision, the 27-year-old has rattled off four-straight wins, besting Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Dan Hardy and, most recently, Dong Hyun Kim on July 2.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The MMA Hour - 281 - Carlos Condit

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

Carlos Condit looks ahead to his fight against Thiago Alves May 30 in Brazil. read news >>

Jessica Eye: Ronda Rousey at Madison Square Garden? 'It just makes sense'

  • 17 days ago
  • 9 views

Jessica Eye insists her sole focus right now is a UFC on FOX 16 matchup with Miesha Tate. But she also knows what potentially lies on the horizon, and she wants to take the UFC women’s bantamweight t read news >>

The MMA Hour with Ronda Rousey, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Carlos Condit, Carla Esparza, Luke Barnatt, Makwan Amirkhani, Brand

  • 17 days ago
  • 17 views

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- Luke Barnatt will preview his UFC Manila fight against Mark Munoz. 1:25 p.m -- Carla Esparza wil read news >>

UFC Fight Night 65 results: Kyle Noke gets split-decision win over Jonavin Webb

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

ADELAIDE, Australia – Many won’t agree with the way the judges saw Kyle Noke’s UFC Fight Night 65 bout with Jonavin Webb, but in the record books it’ll go down as a split decision win for Noke.Filed read news >>

Cezar Ferreira to square off against Jorge Masvidal at welterweight in Miami

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

Jorge Masvidal moves up as Cezar Ferreira drops down so they can clash in Miami at the The Ultimate Fighter Season 21 Finale. Cezar Ferreira will make his 170 pounds debut at last. Against a lightwei read news >>

Carlos Condit: Natural Born Killer Set to Be Unleashed at Fight Night 67

  • 23 days ago
  • 125 views

There is a quiet intensity that pulses through Carlos Condit. One that simmers just below the surface, yet is ever present and readily available when it becomes necessary to tap into. This attribute read news >>

MMA Diaries: The Red Square, Vivaldi, and a medieval knight fight in Moscow

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

In the third and final instalment of the MMA Diaries from Moscow, Karim Zidan tours the Red Square before preparing for his debut as a knight-fighting commentator. Day 3 - Entry 1: War paintings and read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov undergoes successful knee surgery, eyes October UFC return

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

Also, Javier Mendez -- Khabib's head trainer -- explains how a freak accident led to the injury. American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) fighters are known for going hard when it comes to training and spar read news >>

Rashad Evans targets return by October, wants to 'jump right back into' contender fights

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

LOS ANGELES -- Fans hoping Rashad Evans will be back and ready to fight Ryan Bader in two months are going to have to wait. The former UFC light heavyweight champion told MMAFighting.com last week in read news >>