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Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle reportedly in line for UFC 127 (updated)

UFC welterweights Carlos Condit (26-5) and Chris Lytle (40-17-4) will square off at UFC 127, according to Sportsnet.ca.

After holding the WEC welterweight title, Condit transitioned to the UFC and lost a close decision to Martin Kampmann, followed by a split decision win over Jake Ellenberger. Since then, Condit has moved himself into title contention with an impressive come-from-behind TKO over Rory MacDonald and a first round KO of Dan Hardy in the UFC 120 main event.

Lytle has also looked strong of late. Though his overall UFC record stands at 9-9, he’s won four fights in a row — most recently at UFC 119, avenging his loss to Matt Serra at The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale — and picked up a slew of fight of the night and submission of the night bonuses along the way.

MMAJunkie.com recently reported that Condit was offered a fight at UFC 125 against top contender and former title challenger Jon Fitch, but he turned down the offer due to a lack of time to prepare.

UFC 126 features a main event bout between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.

(Story updated to reflect that the bout is now rumored for UFC 127, not UFC 126.)

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