Today the UFC made a bundle of match ups official for their much speculated upon UFC 100 card which is set to take place on July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Yoshihiro Akiyama, a former Asian Games Judo gold medalist and top rated veteran of the Dream promotion, will be making his highly anticipated UFC middleweight debut when he faces off with Alan Belcher, who has gone 5-3 in the UFC, with his most recent win coming over Pride FC veteran, Dennis Kang at UFC 93.
Jake O’Brien will look to make it two straight wins in the UFC’s light heavyweight division when he faces of with the up and coming Jon Jones, who recently derailed Stephan Bonnar in his UFC debut.
In welterweight action, Jonathan Goulet hopes to rebound from his disappointing first round stoppage loss to Mike Swick in December of 2008 when he meets up with Judo specialist Dong Hyun Kim, who recently dropped a close decision to Karo Parisyan, only to have the decision changed to a no contest after Parisyan tested positive for three banned substances: Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone.
The Ultimate Fighter season seven finalist CB Dollaway will be looking to continue with his winning ways in the octagon when he faces off with a fellow TUF veteran, Tom Lawlor from season eight in a 205 pound showdown.
The last bout recently made public for UFC 100 is a lightweight contest between Matt Grice and Shannon Gugerty in what would seem to be a “loser leaves the UFC match”.
The card will feature a triple header main event with Brock Lesnar facing off with Frank Mir in a heavyweight title unification match, Georges St. Pierre will battle Thiago Alves in a welterweight championship bout and Dan Henderson will meet up with Michael Bisping in a TUF coach match.
A full list of UFC 100’s expected bouts are listed below.
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jonathan Goulet
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien
CB Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor
Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty