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It looks as though Ian Freeman is back in the UFC. This weekend in the UK, at the House of Pain 3 show, it was announced that Freeman will face off against Forrest Griffin in October.
Freeman hasn’t fought in the UFC since his draw at UFC 43 against Vernon White. That fight was back in June of 2003. Freeman’s greatest win of his career was in July of 2002 as he shocked the MMA world with a win over UFC Champion Frank Mir at UFC 38 in London, England.
Now he meets the future, in Forrest Griffin. Griffin won a UFC contract with his impressive win over Stephan Bonner from the tv show “The Ultimate Fighter.” Since then Griffin has won 11 of 12 fights, with his only loss coming to Jeremy Horn.
Another interesting angle to this fight will be how Freeman responds to the 205 pound weight class. Freeman wasn’t as explosive against Vernon Tiger White at 205, than he has been as a heavyweight. Freeman made the change in weight after he fought Andrei Arlovski at UFC 40. Freeman made his name in the heavyweight division with wins over Mir and Carlos Barretto and tough losses to Arlovski and Valentijn Overeem.
The fight is scheduled to take place on the October 1st card. For more information regarding the card check our the UFC 55 rumors section at MMAWeekly.com.