Knee injury forces Carlos Condit out of UFC 127 match-upPosted on February 9, 2011, 10:46 PM by Joey Santosus
A knee injury has reportedly forced rising Welterweight contender Carlos Condit out of his upcoming UFC 127 bout with Chris Lytle. Sources close to the situation have revealed that the injury will keep "The Natural Born Killer" out of action for a minimum of a month.
Condit was last seen in action back in October at UFC 120, where he defeated former title contender Dan Hardy via knockout in the opening round. The victory improved the former WEC champ's record to 3-1 with the promotion, with his only loss being to Martin Kampmann by way of split decision in his debut.
While there is no word on whether a replacement opponent has been selected for Lytle at this time, the veteran comes into UFC 127 enjoying a four-fight win streak, with victories over Kevin Burns, Brian Foster, Matt Brown, and former division champion Matt Serra.
UFC 127 is set to take place February 27th from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia and will be headlined by a Welterweight clash between top contenders B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch. Also featured will be Aussie native George Sotiropoulos going head to head with Dennis Siver, as well as a Middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera.