Din Thomas is set for one of the biggest fights in his career as he headlines UFC Fight Night Sept. 19 taking on Kenny Florian in a lightweight bout.
Since his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter Season 4, Thomas has been on a run through the lightweight division, but Florian should be his toughest test to date.
Also joining the show will be Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti on the heels of his departure for Japan to take on perennial top ten lightweight Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro in K-1 Hero’s.
“JZ” has long been considered one of the best up and coming fighters in the lightweight division and a win over Shaolin would almost guarantee a top ten ranking for the American Top Team member.
Renato “Charuto” Verissimo will fight in front of his home state fans this weekend when he debuts for EliteXC against Jake Shields in one of the top fights on the card.
Charuto is a former UFC welterweight and the bout with Shields is expected to be a war of attrition between two of the best ground fighters in all of MMA today.