Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit is set to headline Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 27 event at Bakers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis against Martin Kampmann — the man who he lost to in his UFC debut.
With the bout being so important in the 170 pound title picture, Condit feels that he is better prepared than ever and ready to give fans and Kampmann the best version of himself.
Condit believes that he has improved leaps and bounds since the first match up between the two fighters and it will be on display tonight.
“I absolutely agree with that,” Condit said, via MMA Weekly. “I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been, my skills are exactly where they need to be, I’m in a really good place mentally. Yeah, I would not want to fight me right now, that’s for sure.”
The split-decision loss to Kampmann in his UFC debut still lingers in the back of his mind, so he hopes to get that bad taste out of his mouth as he marches back towards the top of the welterweight division.
“It’s redemption in a sense,” Condit said. “It was really disappointing dropping my UFC debut after having such a good run in the WEC. But it’s also just another step in getting the UFC title belt back around my waist and that’s really where I see myself in the near future.”
The UFC Fight Night 27 main card kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.