Carlos Condit returns against Neil Magny at UFC 219

Carlos Condit (30-10) will make his highly anticipated return to the octagon when he faces fellow top 10 welterweight Neil Magny (19-6) at UFC 219. UFC officials announced the matchup on Thursday.

UFC 219 will be held Dec. 30 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A main event for the card has yet to be determined.

Currently ranked No. 7 in the 170-pound division, Condit has been on the sidelines since his Aug. 2016 submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC on Fox 21. Just prior to that he had dropped a controversial split decision to Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title at UFC 195 in Jan. 2016.

A former interim UFC welterweight title-holder, Condit’s lone wins in recent years have been against aging veterans Thiago Alves and Martin Kampann. He is now 2-5 in his last seven fights. “The Natural Born Killer” always puts it on the line and has finished 15 of his 30 career wins via knockout and 13 by submission.

Magny is coming off a submission loss to former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 215 in September. Before that he earned a unanimous decision over former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks at UFC 207 last December.

Magny currently holds the No. 10 spot in the rankings and has also posted recent wins over the likes of Hector Lombard, Kelvin Gastelum and Erick Silva. Six of his 19 career wins have been by knockout and three by submission.

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