A welterweight matchup between Korean sensation Dong Hyun Kim and veteran Canadian fighter Jonathan Goulet is set for UFC 100 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on July 11.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com was informed on Friday afternoon by sources close to one of the fighters that the rumored fight has now been signed. The two fighters will be looking to rebound from losses sustained in their most recent fights.
Kim, 11-1-1, suffered the first loss of his career at UFC 94 in January when Karo Parisyan was declared the victory in their bout via split decision. The South Korean fighter had won his previous two contests in the UFC against Jason Tan at UFC 84 and Matt Brown at UFC 88.
Meanwhile, Goulet, 22-10, TKO’d just 33 seconds of round 1 against Mike Swick during the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops” event in Fayetteville, North Carolina this past December. The defeat reduced Goulet’s lifetime record in the UFC to 4-4.
While the UFC has yet to officially announce any bouts for the card, the show is expected to feature Georges St. Pierre defending the UFC welterweight title vs. number one contender Thiago Alves in addition to Goulet vs. Kim. Also expected is a head-to-head showdown between rival coaches from the upcoming ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping.
Also possible for UFC 100 is heavyweight title unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir that had been scheduled for May 23 at UFC 98 but was postponed due to Mir’s recent knee surgery.
Two other reported matchups include Stephan Bonnar vs. Mark Coleman and Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty. And according to MMAjunkie.com, talks are taking place regarding a middleweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Alan Belcher.