by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The UFC on Super Bowl weekend has become a mixed martial arts tradition.
The MMA juggernaut on Tuesday formally announced its 2010 Super Bowl weekend event, UFC 109, for Feb. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, including a full slate of 11 bouts.
In a re-scheduling of a bout more than a decade in the making, former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Randy Couture will face former Pride and UFC champion Mark Coleman in the main event. The two had been scheduled to meet in 1998 at UFC 17, but was shelved due to injury.
Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck gets a chance to avenge his lone knockout loss against Brazil’s Paulo Thiago in the co-main event, along with pivotal showdowns featuring Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Brandon Vera, Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen and Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg on the main card.
Other confirmed bouts include Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller, Mac Danzig vs. Justin Buchholz, Tim Hague vs. Chris Tuchscherer, Rolles Gracie vs. Mustapha Al-Turk, Melvin Guillard vs. Ronnys Torres, and Rob Emerson vs. Phillipe Nover.