by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A welterweight match-up has been added to the preliminary card for UFC 113 in Montreal as Japanese Judoka, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, will square off against Mike “Joker” Guymon.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday by sources close to the contest who advised the fight has been agreed to by the participants, with bout agreements to follow shortly.
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (11-4) returns to action for the first time since suffering a devastating knockout loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 104 in October. The former GCM champion is currently 2-2 in the UFC with wins over competitors such as Brandon Wolff and War Machine.
Before coming to the UFC, Yoshida was taking on some of the best competition the world had to offer as well and holds wins over Akira Kikuchi and current top ranked welterweight contender, Dan Hardy, who was disqualified in their fight in late 2007.
Looking to bounce back after suffering a loss in his first UFC campaign, former King of the Cage champion, Mike “Joker” Guymon (11-3-1), hopes his second trip to the Octagon goes better than his debut. After spending years in other organizations, Guymon made his first trip to the UFC in January, but lost to rising Canadian star, Rory MacDonald, by armbar in the first round of their match-up.
Both Yoshida and Guymon are definitely going to be gunning for a big win to ensure their future with the UFC in this fight.
Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on UFC 113 as it becomes available.
(Updated the fight is actually taking place at UFC 113 in Montreal, originally reported as UFC 114)