As the UFC prepares to descend on Detroit for the first time in over 14 years, the promotion has announced the remaining bouts for the Nov. 20 card going down at the Palace at Auburn Hills.
Outside of the main event and co-main event pitting Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against Lyoto Machida, and B.J. Penn against Matt Hughes, the show will feature an additional 9 fights bringing the night’s total to 11 bouts.
Lightweights Joe Lauzon and George Sotiropolous face off in a pivotal 155lb showdown, while the man with the slam himself Gerald Harris faces UFC newcomer Maiquel Falcao in a middleweight contest.
Rounding out the night’s main card will be former NCAA champion Phil Davis as he takes on Tim Boetsch in a light heavyweight contest.
The Spike TV prelims will features a couple of compelling match-ups as former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor Matt Brown looks to take out Matt Hughes’ trained fighter Brian Foster, while Aaron Simpson and Mark Munoz put their friendshis aside for a night to meet in a middleweight bout.
The untelevised undercard features the return of former welterweight contender Karo Parisyan and he looks to prove the UFC was right in giving him another chance as he faces Dennis Hallman in a welterweight bout. Darren Elkins faces dangerous Brazilian prospect Edson Barboza, while British fighter Paul Kelly gets late replacement T.J. O’Brien in a lightweight fight.
The final card rounding out the 11 bout show will be lightweight Tyson Griffin looking to get back on track against Nik Lentz.
UFC 123 takes place Saturday night Nov 23 from the Palace at Auburn Hills just outside Detroit, starting at 9 p.m. ET with the Spike TV prelims for the televised broadcast.