The answer of who would face Chris Lytle in the place of the injured Carlos Condit has finally been answered. On Tuesday, the UFC announced that Brian Ebersole will replace Condit at UFC 127 set for February 26th.
Condit recently injured his knee which forced him to withdraw from the event.
Lytle will bring a four-fight win streak into UFC 127. He was last seen in September of last year when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Renzo Gracie Black Belt, Matt Serra. With more than 30 victories to his resume, Lytle has earned an impressive 21 of those wins by submission.
At 46-14-1, Brian Ebersole is a veteran of mixed martial arts. His career first began in 2000 and since then he has competed against some of the best that the sport has to offer. For example, Ebersole holds victories over former UFC champion Carlos Newton and MMA veteran, Nick Thompson. Ebersole will bring with him a seven-fight win streak to UFC 127.
UFC 127 will be headlined by BJ Penn and Jon Fitch who are fighting for the number one contender’s slot to the UFC Welterweight Championship. This card will also include a matchup of Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera in the middleweight division and a lightweight fight between George Sotiropoulos and Denis Siver.
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