Instead of meeting on the main card of the colossal UFC 202 card in August, Carlos Condit and Demian Maia will headline UFC on FOX 21 in their scheduled welterweight contest.
The pair where originally set to meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on the main card headlined by the highly-anticipated rematch between rivals Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, but will instead get a featured spot of their own at the UFC on FOX 21 card in Vancouver just seven days later from their original date.
Condit (30-9) comes off of one of the best welterweight title bouts in recent memory, after his five round war with Robbie Lawler for the 170-pound crown at UFC 195 this past January.
While the back-and-forth bout was a tremendous showing of skill by both men, Lawler would ultimately get the split decision nod and successfully defend his title for the second consecutive time.
Maia (23-6) has been on an impressive tear in the 170-pound weight class, as he is currently riding a massively impressive five-fight win streak over the likes of the formerly undefeated Ryan LaFlare, Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, and most recently Matt Brown.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu stud has been lobbying for a title shot for quite some time now, and with a win over former interim welterweight champion Condit, he might just get it.
UFC on FOX 21 takes place live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on August 27, 2016.