by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Friday confirmed the televised line-up for its UFC 91 event scheduled for Nov. 15 in Las Vegas. Already announced in the main event is a bout between returning UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture defending his belt against rising heavyweight talent Brock Lesnar.
The pay-per-view portion of the fight card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena also features a lightweight contenders bout between top 155ers Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson.
“Joe always comes to fight,” Florian said. “He’s very well rounded. I expect the fight to be a war. I think a win over Joe Stevenson will make me the No. 1 contender for the lightweight belt.”
“Fighting a person like Kenny can get you back in the title picture,” Stevenson added. “I consider very few people in the lightweight division a threat on the ground. Standing, I don’t see him with knockout power. People are putting him as the favorite and I don’t know why.”
Last season’s winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Amir Sadollah, will have his first true UFC test when he faces undefeated New Jersey native and former NCAA Division I wrestler Nick Catone in another of the televised fights.
Brazil’s Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, gets back in the Octagon in a heavyweight bout with former two-time All-American wrestler Josh Hendricks, who is undefeated in his last 10 fights.
Finishing off the pay-per-view announcements is Nate Quarry’s first bout since chasing Kalib Starnes out of the UFC in April. He faces his most difficult test yet since returning from back surgery in submission specialist Demian Maia, who will be attempting to keep his undefeated professional record intact.
Main Card Bouts:
-Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar
-Gabriel Gonzaga (#7 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Josh Hendricks
-Joe Stevenson (#10 Lightweight in the World)* vs. Kenny Florian
-Demian Maia vs. Nathan Quarry
-Amir Sadollah vs. Nick Catone
-Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory
-Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
-Alvin Robinson vs. Mark Bocek
-Jorge Gurgel vs. Aaron Riley
-Ryan Thomas vs. TBA
Main card airs in the United States on pay-per-view for $44.95
* Based on MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings