by MMAWeekly.com Staff
When it rains, it pours… and Friday is no different. With Ultimate Fighting Championship events already lining up through February of 2010, a number of potential bouts are coming to light.
Chief among the bouts that came to light are Wanderlei Silva (32-10-1) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1) on Feb. 21 in Australia and Demian Maia (11-1) vs. Dan Miller (11-2) on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas.
But that’s just the beginning. On Jan. 2, at UFC 108, is a bout pitting top lightweight challengers Tyson Griffin (14-2) and Jim Miller (15-2), Dan’s brother, against one another. First reported by MMAJunkie.com, sources indicate this one is not a done deal yet, but is in the works.
Mike Guymon (10-2-1) and Rory MacDonald (9-0) were confirmed earlier in the week to face each other at the UFC Fight Night 20 event, which takes the promotion to Virginia. Other bouts for the Jan. 11 fight card include Efrain Escudero (12-0) vs. Nik Lentz (17-3-1), first reported by MMAFanhouse.com, and Aaron Simpson (6-0) vs. Tom Lawlor (6-1), according to MixedMartialArts.com.