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UFC 81: Rob Emerson vs. Keita Nakamura

According to, a fight between Rob Emerson (6-6-0, 1 NC) and Keita Nakamura (14-2-2) has been set for UFC 81: “Breaking Point” in Las Vegas on February 2, 2008.

Emerson’s last bout was in June 2007 at UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Finale against Gray Maynard, which ended in a no-contest, as both fighters were simultaneously knocked out. He is looking for his first victory in the UFC, coming off his appearance on TUF 5.

Nakamura lost two consecutive bouts in the UFC against Brock Larson and Drew Fickett in December 2006 and April 2007 respectively. His most recent fight ended in a KO victory via knee against Takefumi Hanai in November 2007 at a Cage Force EX show.This match-up is number 8 on the UFC 81 card for February. Most UFC cards feature 9 fights, so we may see another fight announcement in the near future.

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