Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit headed to UFC 232 in Las Vegas

Michael Chiesa will make his move to welterweight in December against a former interim champion.

Chiesa (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) will move up to 170 pounds from lightweight for a fight at UFC 232 against Carlos Condit (30-12 MMA, 7-8 UFC). UFC officials announced the new booking today following an initial report from Sherdog.com.

UFC 232 takes place Dec. 28 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims expected to air on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Condit is in desperate need of a win. The former interim champion has lost four straight fights, five of his past six, and seven of his past nine.

His most recent win came in May 2015 against Thiago Alves in a main event in Brazil. But since then, he has dropped a split decision to former champ Robbie Lawler and was submitted by Demian Maia in 2016, lost a decision to Neil Magny in 2017, and in April, was submitted by Alex Oliveira.

Chiesa missed weight for his most recent fight in July against Anthony Pettis at UFC 226. He lost that fight by submission – his second straight setback by submissino after having three straight wins against Beneil Dariush, Jim Miller and Mitch Clarke.

Chiesa won Season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter” at lightweight and has five post-fight bonus awards in his 11 fights in the UFC.

With the addition, the latest UFC 232 lineup now includes:

  • Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s featherweight title
  • Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn
  • Arnold Allen vs. Gilbert Melendez
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit

For more on UFC 232, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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