UFC.com 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 Weekly.com.
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