by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The fights for UFC 119 are starting to come together and a major lightweight bout has been confirmed for the card. Undefeated Evan Dunham returns to action to face former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk at the Indianapolis event.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Wednesday.
With a perfect 11-0 record, Dunham could be on the fast track towards a title shot in the next year. Since coming to the UFC, he is 4-0 and has dominated two great opponents in Tyson Griffin and Efrain Escudero in his last couple of fights.
Looking to make his way back to title contention as well is former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk (32-4-1), who comes back for the September card after being out of action since May 2009. The Minnesota based fighter has been dealing with injuries that have forced him to take some time off, but hopes to stay healthy this time for a showdown with Dunham.
Winning the lightweight title by defeating Kenny Florian in 2006, Sherk went on to defend the belt against Hermes Franca before losing to B.J. Penn in 2008. He went 1-1 after that with a win over Tyson Griffin and a loss to current UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
The bout between Dunham and Sherk is expected to be part of the main televised card for UFC 119. A main event has yet to be formulated.