Brian Ebersole tapped to replace Carlos Condit at UFC 127 against Chris Lytle

By Jesse Holland

UFC welterweight Chris Lytle will reportedly remain on the UFC 127: “Penn vs. Fitch” pay-per-view event on Feb. 26 in Sydney, Australia, now that Brian Ebersole has agreed to step in for the injured Carlos Condit.

Fight News Australia brought word of the change in opponents earlier today.

Ebersole (44-15) has racked up seven straight wins and is 11-1 since 2007 competing mostly “Down Under.” His only loss during that span was a submission (strikes) defeat to Bellator big shot Hector Lombard under the Cage Fighting Championship (CFC) banner in September 2008.

The “Bad Boy” will make his UFC debut on just over two weeks notice against one of the sport’s most grizzled veterans.

Lytle (30-17-5), who could be knocking on the contender’s door with another win, has seemingly gotten his second wind in the 170-pound division, winning four straight contests and racking up another collection of “Fight Night” bonuses.

 

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