September 30, 2009

by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday confirmed three previously reported bouts for its Nov. 21 UFC 106 fight card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. A main event between UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin headlines the card alongside a supporting bout pitting the returning Tito Ortiz against UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman.

Announced on Wednesday were bouts between The Ultimate Fighter season seven winner Amir Sadollah and another returning UFC veteran in Phil Baroni, Ben Saunders and Marcus Davis, as well as George Sotiropoulos and Jason Dent.

Sadollah (1-1) looks to bounce back from a TKO loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 101. Baroni (13-11), who makes his first UFC start since February of 2005, is also looking to get back on the winning track following a loss to Joe Riggs his last time out. They will meet in a welterweight bout.

Also fighting in the 170-pound class, Saunders (7-1-2) is returning from a loss to rising contender Mike Swick. Davis (16-5) will be fighting on U.S. soil for the first time in more than two years. He also lost his last bout, to Dan Hardy at UFC 99 in Germany.

Riding a four-fight winning streak, Sotiropoulos (16-2) has finished all three of his opponents since debuting in the Octagon at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale. His opponent, Dent (19-9), is on his second ride through the UFC. He went 0-2 in his first go around, but returned victorious against Cameron Dollar at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale.