A welterweight showdown is on tap for December 30th, as South Korea's Dong Hyun Kim returns to the Octagon for what should be an exciting scrap with Canada's Sean Pierson.
“Two talented welterweights on the comeback trail will face off at UFC 141 when Sean Pierson takes on the ‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim.” said UFC President Dana White.
Janitor vs. Mauler Re-Set for December
Two of the toughest contenders in the light-heavyweight division have verbally agreed to fight in Las Vegas December 30th as Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson will take on Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko.
The two were originally slated to meet at UFC 133 in Philadelphia last month, but a late injury sidelined Matyushenko. Instead, Gustafsson fought Matt Hamill, winning via TKO in the second round.
Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 updated September 12
A second bout between top contenders has been added to the UFC's year-end card, company president Dana White confirmed today. Verbal agreements are in for a matchup between top-ten welterweights as 11-1 Johny Hendricks takes on 23-3-1 Jon Fitch. Both men are standout wrestlers; the December bout will be Fitch's first return to the cage since being sidelined by injury earlier this year.
Overeem Signs with the UFC; Faces Lesnar in December updated September 6
Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has
found a new home - in the UFC. But after signing a deal with the
promotion today in Las Vegas, he's going to get put to work immediately,
as it was also announced that he will make his Octagon debut on
December 30th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena against former UFC
heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
Stay tuned for more information on Overeem vs. Lesnar and the December 30th event in Las Vegas.