Georges St. Pierre, Carlos Condit UFC title fight official
Georges St. Pierre will meet Carlos Condit for the UFC welterweight title in Montreal, Que., Nov. 17, 2012. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency file photo)
The UFC finally got around to making the welterweight unification title fight official Tuesday.
Confirming a fight that's been talked about for weeks, the UFC announced that welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will face interim titleholder Carlos Condit Nov. 17 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It will be St. Pierre's first fight in 17 months, most of which was spent rehabbing from knee surgery.
"I'm excited to finally get back in the octagon and reclaim my spot as the UFC welterweight champion," St. Pierre said. "Carlos Condit is a very tough opponent. He has really good striking and very good submission skills. I respect him a lot and look forward to fighting him in front of my hometown fans in Montreal."
Condit (28-5) became the interim champion with a win over Nick Diaz while St. Pierre (22-2) was hurt. He will take a five-fight winning streak into the bout with GSP, which will be the main event for UFC 154.
"This is the fight the fans have been waiting so long to see," Condit said. "I still have not realized my goal of being the UFC welterweight champion, and to do that, I need to defeat Georges and unify the belt. I've worked my entire career for this fight, and I am excited it is finally happening."
The co-main event will see welterweights Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann squaring off. Six other Canadians -- Mark Hominick, Patrick Cote, Mark Bocek, John Makdessi, Sam Stout and Antonio Carvalho -- will also be on the card.