World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion Carlos Condit will defend his belt against Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 35 on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The promotion made the bout official over the weekend.
Condit (22-4, 4-0 WEC), one of the sport’s bright young stars, has been nothing short of sensational since he debuted with the WEC in January 2007. He has won all four of his matches there by submission – three of them in the first round – against opponents with a cumulative record of 104-29-3. Condit will carry a seven-fight winning streak into the bout.
Jeez, I didn't realize his opponents win/loss record was that steep.
The 23-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., native last competed at WEC 32 in February, when he coaxed a tapout from Carlo Prater with a first-round guillotine choke. Condit owns key victories against former Icon Sport middleweight champion Frank Trigg and UFC veterans Brock Larson, John Alessio and Brandon Melendez. Twenty one of his 22 career wins have come by knockout, technical knockout or submission.
Condit is a finisher...his rate of finishing his opponent's is phenomenal. Umm...Zuffa can I have Condit/GSP please?
Miura (9-4, 2-1 WEC), meanwhile, has posted back-to-back wins since his decision loss to Jason “Mayhem” Miller in May 2007. A veteran of the K-1, Pancrase and Deep promotions, the 26-year-old prefers standing and trading, as more than half of his wins have come by KO or TKO. Miura has not fought since he knocked out Blas Avena at WEC 33 in March. The former middleweight has won five of his past six bouts.
Miura is no slouch...however, I don't see him posing much of a threat to Condit at this point in time. Anytime Condit fight's though...it's worth watching as he is one of the most underrated fighter's out there at 170.