(Carlos Condit — huge John Cleese fan.)
After starching Dan Hardy at UFC 120, welterweight contender Carlos Condit was preparing to build on his momentum with another slugfest against Chris Lytle at UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch (February 26th; Sydney, Australia). Unfortunately, the Natural Born Killer has reportedly withdrawn thanks to a knee injury. Damn, it’s been a bad month for that sort of thing.
Though a replacement has yet to be formally announced, fightnewsaustralia.com is claiming that Brian Ebersole — a 44-15 American journeyman who currently competes and trains in Australia — will face Chris Lytle on the card. Ebersole has won his last seven fights, and holds victories over Matt Horwich, Nick Thompson, and Carlos Newton.
The current UFC 127 lineup is after the jump…
Jon Fitch vs. B.J. Penn (WW)
Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole (WW, rumored)
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke (MW)
Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna (LHW)
Nick Ring vs. Riki Fukuda (MW)
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton (LW)
Tom Blackledge vs. Anthony Perosh (LHW)
Jason Reinhardt vs. Zhang Tie Quan (FW)