by MMAWeekly.com Staff
On Friday, the UFC announced the entire 11-fight card set for Charlotte, NC as the promotion brings Florian vs. Gomi to the Bojangles Coliseum on Wednesday, Mar 31.
In the main event, Kenny Florian returns to action to face new UFC fighter and former Pride champion Takanori Gomi who will be making his promotional debut against one of the top ranked contenders in the division.
Also confirmed for the show will be a co-main event pitting Ultimate Fighter season 10 winner Roy Nelson against 6’11″ tall Stefan Struve in what will be an exciting match-up in the heavyweight division.
Former Ultimate Fighter season one alum Nate Quarry will face off against Jorge Rivera in a middleweight bout, while season 9 Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson returns for his second fight since winning the reality show against German born fighter Dennis Siver.
On the undercard of the event, Andre Winner travels from England and his camp shared with UFC welterweights Dan Hardy and Paul Daley to face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rafaello Oliveira, making his 2nd appearance in the Octagon. All-American wrestler Jacob Volkmann looks to move down to the lightweight division where he faces Ronys Torres, another Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace.
Ultimate Fighter season 5 fighter Rob Emerson squares off against Nik Lentz, and Japanese star Caol Uno faces one of the biggest lightweights in the division when he takes on American Top Team fighter Gleison Tibau.
Considered one of the top middleweights in the world, Yushin Okami hopes to bounce back from a loss to Chael Sonnen when he matches up against Lucio Linhares, and Gerald Harris looks to get his second UFC win when he faces Matt Hume student Mario Miranda.
The final fight on the card pits former Pros vs. Joes season one winner Charlie Brenneman making his UFC debut against former Affliction fighter Jason High.
The 11-fight card will take place in Charlotte, NC with the televised broadcast set to broadcast on Spike TV starting at 8pm EST. The UFC Fight Night card will lead into the debut of the newest installment of the Ultimate Fighter reality show kicking off at 10pm EST.