A pair of former World Extreme Cagefighting champions have re-upped with the UFC, as Carlos Condit and Ben Henderson have agreed to multi-fight contract extensions.
Condit, a welterweight, has won four straight fights since dropping his UFC debut to Martin Kampmann in 2009. “The Natural Born Killer” is 27-5 in his career, with 13 wins coming by knockout and another 13 by way of submission.
Next up for Condit is a meeting with B.J. Penn at UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz that is being billed as a title-eliminator fight, with the winner getting a shot at the winner of Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz, which takes place at the same event.
Henderson has picked up back-to-back wins inside the Octagon, including a victory over Jim Miller at UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle earlier this month.
“Smooth” is 14-2 in his career, with his last loss coming to Anthony Pettis in a match for the WEC lightweight title. Henderson and Clay Guida have been discussing a fight that could determine the new No. 1 contender to the UFC belt through social media as of late.
“These fight contract extensions show the MMA world that the UFC values Ben Henderson and Carlos Condit as two of its top, young stars,” Malki Kawa, manager for both at First Round Management, said in a statement. “Both are only 27 years old and have proven that they are contenders for titles in their weight divisions and also have strong fan bases. Fans will now be able to see them continue to grow in the Octagon.”