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Report: Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson at UFC 82

From MMA Junkie:

UFC lightweight Jorge Gurgel (11-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who runs a mixed-martial-arts training center just north of Cincinnati, and John Halverson (16-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have agreed to a bout that will take place at a UFC 82 event in Columbus, Ohio.

You have to think that this is one of Jorge Gurgel’s last gasps for air in the UFC. He looked pretty bad against Alvin Robinson at UFC 77 and that’s probably the last time you’ll see him in a main card PPV bout. A loss to someone like John Halverson at this point in Gurgel’s UFC career may leave him wondering whether or not he should fully focus on training fighters instead of being one. Unless Gurgel pulls off three or four wins in a row, he’s nothing more than a lightweight gatekeeper.