UFC.com announced today that a matchup featuring American Top Team fighter Wilson Gouveia taking on one of the pioneers of MMA, Jeremy Horn at UFC Fight Night 15. It’s unclear at this point whether the matchup will be contested at 185 lbs., which is Horn’s natural fighting weight, or whether it will be contested at Gouveia’s normal fighting weight of 205 lbs.
Both fighters are coming off of losses, Gouveia losing to Goran Reljic at UFC 84 in the second round via TKO. Before that, Gouveia had been on a nice winning streak, not having lost in the Octagon since dropping a unanimous decision loss to Keith Jardine in 2006.
Horn is coming off his second submission loss in a row in the UFC, this time at the hands of grappling wizard Dean Lister at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale. Until recently, Horn hadn’t been submitted in nearly seven years but has dropped three of his last four via submission.
Both fighters will be looking to get back on track and it’s possible that Gouveia could be trying his hand at a new weight class at 185 lbs. His frame is small for 205 lbs., especially at the top of the division and a cut to middleweight may do him well if that’s what weight the fight is being contested at.