The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced the final bout for its upcoming UFC 83 event in Montreal. Ultimate Fighter veteran Ed Herman will face highly touted grappler Demian Maia.
Herman lost in the finals of season three of The Ultimate Fighter to Kendall Grove then dropped a bout to Jason MacDonald before running up a three-fight win streak. He defeated highly touted striker Scott Smith and then veteran fighter Joe Doerksen in his most recent performances.
Undefeated as a professional mixed martial artist, Maia is regarded as one of the best grapplers to recently enter the UFC. He verified as much in his Octagon debut when he submitted Ryan Jensen at UFC 77 in Cincinnati.
The fight card for the UFC’s Canadian debut now stands at 11 bouts. Current UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra will face interim titleholder Georges St. Pierre in a unification bout in the main event at the 21,000-plus seat Bell Centre.
UFC 83 Bouts (officially announced):
-Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre
-Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter
-Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes
-Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy
-Mac Danzig vs. Mark Bocek
-Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen
-Sam Stout vs. Rich Clementi
-Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Jonathan Goulet
-Alan Belcher vs. Jason Day
-Cain Velasquez vs. Brad Morris
-Ed Herman vs. Demian Maia