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Four more bouts official for UFC 90

The UFC confirmed for previously reported bouts on Friday for its UFC 90 event set to take place on Oct. 25 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

Added to the main televised card is a heavyweight bout between veteran Fabricio Werdum and Octagon newcomer Junior “Cigano” dos Santos.

Additionally, the UFC has also confirmed three lightweight bouts for the undercard with former American Top Team training partners Marcus Aurelio and Hermes Franca doing battle; Gray Maynard squaring off against Rich Clementi; and Shannon Gugerty replacing Melvin Guillard against Spencer Fisher.

UFC 90 is scheduled to be headlined by Anderson Silva defending the UFC middleweight title against Patrick Cote. Diego Sanchez and Thiago Alves will also meet in a bout in which the winner will be guaranteed a future shot at the welterweight title currently held by Georges St. Pierre.

The completed, official lineup for UFC 90 is as follows:

Main Card –

  • Anderson Silva vs. Patrick Cote for the UFC middleweight title
  • Diego Sanchez vs. Thiago Alves
  • Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Junior dos Santos
  • Thales Leites vs. Goran Reljic

Preliminary Card –

  • Hermes Franca vs. Marcus Aurelio
  • Gray Maynard vs. Rich Clementi
  • Matt Horwich vs. Ricardo Almeida
  • Josh Burkman vs. Pete Sell
  • Spencer Fisher vs. Shannon Gugerty
  • Rich B says:

    Really wish that Maynard-Clementi was on the main card…

  • Loco541 says:

    not to bad of a card. It just erks me that ufc has these 10 match fight cards for ppv. you think they could afford 12 fights at least

  • KTru says:

    I would like to have seen Maynard/Clementi on main. Looks like they rather showcase a heavyweight instead (Werdrum). Either way I will be watching.

  • Bill McLaughlin says:

    I don’t think Shannon Gugerty is getting enough credit. He can beat Spencer.

  • BoRocker says:

    I think the card is fine…especially if you consider how many cards we still have to go this year….

  • james says:

    cant wait to see more of goran reljic, he looks like he may be a factor @ 185, though its too early to really tell. leites should be a good test, though i resent him for his BS win over marquardt.

  • Batman says:

    I am going to go out on a limb and say that Patrick Cote will defeat Anderson Silva. I think that with him training with GSP and all the experience he has had up until now will gain him the victory. No one thought he would beat Ricardo Almeida who is considered as on of the best in the division. I think Diego Sanchez and Tyson Griffin will also come out with a win.

  • Bruce says:

    I hoped Ricardo Almeida could make the main card, but it looks like they buried him after gassing out vs Cote.

  • Ian says:

    I’d love to see every fight on this card. Especially Franca and Aurelio.

    Those guys have some genuine hate for each other.

  • Philb says:

    Franca vs. Aurelio is going to be a sick fight, maybe they will finish early and show it. …………. Let’s hope

  • banditt2 says:

    sorry i just don’t see Cote beating Silva.

  • KTru says:

    That is a bold statement Batman.

    You would look like a genius if you are right. But for now, not so smart.
    This IS Anderson Silva we are talking about.
    Almeida beat Cote and one judge saw that as well. Therefore Cote doesnt belong in this fight.
    Spider 1st round Sub

  • Ross says:

    looks like its shaping up to me.

  • Robert says:

    Batman will be 0 for 3 with his predictions it does not matter if Cote trains with GSP he is outgunned facing Silva if he gets out of the 1st round i’d be surprised.Diego is the only of the 3 i really see with a good chance of winning his fight.


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