Looking to follow up the successful debut of Fox Sports 1 with UFC Fight Night 26, Dana White and company hope to keep that momentum going as the organization presents UFC Fight Night 27 from the Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis. Scheduled to headline the event is a rematch from four years ago as “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit looks to avenge a split decision loss in his UFC debut to “TheHitman” Martin Kampmann at UFN 18. Despite coming into this fight with matching back to back loses, both men still find themselves ranked in the Top 10 welterweight rankings (#3 Condit; #6 Kapmann).
With Matt Brown’s stock on the rise, the reemergence of Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald looking more impressive every time he steps inside the octagon, the UFC’s welterweight division has never been as littered with possible #1 contenders as it does present day. So look for Condit and Kampmann to make a statement and come ready for what is sure to be an exciting fight on Wednesday night as both fighters need a much needed victory if they hope to stay on top of the heap.
In other action the night’s co main event has all the elements of what could be a coming out party for Rafael dos Anjos as he looks to make it five in a row with his last two victories coming via unanimous over Evan Dunham and Mark Bocek in the UFC’s lightweight division. Standing in the way up the ladder is never an easy task when the gatekeeper of the lightweight division Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (currently ranked #10) is standing on the opposite end of the octagon. Definitely another fight that can drastically alter the top 10 ranking as well as the current 155lbs. title picture with a decisive victory by either fighter.
Also on the card is Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum returns to the octagon for the first time since claiming the six figure UFC contract, makes the drop to 170lbs. in his welterweight debut as well as the heavily hyped Mexican born Erik “Goyito” Perez get his toughest test to date as he squares off again the always dangerous WEC veteran Takeya Mizugaki.
Date: August 28, 2013
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Broadcast: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, Facebook
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon
Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez
Robert McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 6 p.m. ET)
Papy Abedi vs. Dylan Andrews
Justin Edwards vs. Brandon Thatch
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki
James Head vs. Jason High
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 5 p.m. ET)
Ben Alloway vs. Zak Cummings
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo
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