Carlos Condit to fight Dong Hyun Kim
The event is scheduled for July 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Condit (26-6) had been lobbying to face former welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn on the same date. However, news broke earlier in the week that Penn had suffered a shoulder injury, which would keep him off the card.
A former WEC champion, Condit is coming off a first-round knockout over former No. 1 contender Dan Hardy last October. He has won three straight and is 11-1 since July 2006.
Kim (14-0-1) will look to keep his unbeaten record intact. He lost a split decision to Karo Parisyan at UFC 94 in January 2009, but the result was later changed to a no-contest after Parisyan failed his drug test.
The South Korean fighter has posted three consecutive decision wins, the most recent over Nate Diaz at UFC 125.
Brett Okamoto covers mixed martial arts for ESPN.com.
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