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Three more bouts officially added to UFC 89 has announced three additional bouts for October 18th’s UFC 89.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) (UFC(R)) has added three thrilling bouts to the organization’s next UK super-show. It has been confirmed that Rameau Sokoudjou will collide with Luiz Cane in a battle of light-heavyweight strikers, Japanese submission expert Akihiro Gono will take on on highly-regarded British debutant Dan Hardy and steel-fisted heavyweight Shane Carwin will exchange bombs with England’s own Neil Wain.

There are definitely some quality match-ups in there, however I am slightly disappointed that I might not to get to see Sokoudjou vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua anytime soon. Who knows, maybe if the “African Assassin” comes out of the Cane fight unscathed (which I doubt) we may get to see him take on Shogun in December.

UFC 89 is headlined by a middleweight contest between Michael Bisping and Chris Leben and is set to take place on October 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

The current rumored line-up is as follows:

  • Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben
  • Thiago Alves vs. Diego Sanchez*
  • Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Luiz Cane
  • Dan Hardy vs. Akihiro Gono
  • Shane Carwin vs. Neil Wain
  • Paul Kelly vs. Marcus Davis*
  • Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden*
  • Samy Schiavo vs. Per Eklund*
  • Sam Stout vs. Terry Etim*

*Indicates rumored bout as foretold by MMA

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