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Five intriguing bouts added to the highly anticipated UFC 100 card

Today the UFC made a bundle of match ups official for their much speculated upon UFC 100 card which is set to take place on July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Yoshihiro Akiyama, a former Asian Games Judo gold medalist and top rated veteran of the Dream promotion, will be making his highly anticipated UFC middleweight debut when he faces off with Alan Belcher, who has gone 5-3 in the UFC, with his most recent win coming over Pride FC veteran, Dennis Kang at UFC 93.

Jake O’Brien will look to make it two straight wins in the UFC’s light heavyweight division when he faces of with the up and coming Jon Jones, who recently derailed Stephan Bonnar in his UFC debut.

In welterweight action, Jonathan Goulet hopes to rebound from his disappointing first round stoppage loss to Mike Swick in December of 2008 when he meets up with Judo specialist Dong Hyun Kim, who recently dropped a close decision to Karo Parisyan, only to have the decision changed to a no contest after Parisyan tested positive for three banned substances: Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone.

The Ultimate Fighter season seven finalist CB Dollaway will be looking to continue with his winning ways in the octagon when he faces off with a fellow TUF veteran, Tom Lawlor from season eight in a 205 pound showdown.

The last bout recently made public for UFC 100 is a lightweight contest between Matt Grice and Shannon Gugerty in what would seem to be a “loser leaves the UFC match”.

The card will feature a triple header main event with Brock Lesnar facing off with Frank Mir in a heavyweight title unification match, Georges St. Pierre will battle Thiago Alves in a welterweight championship bout and Dan Henderson will meet up with Michael Bisping in a TUF coach match.

A full list of UFC 100’s expected bouts are listed below.

Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jonathan Goulet
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien
CB Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor
Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty

  • PlagueAngel says:

    It would be interesting to see Jon Jones whip around Bonnar like a sack of potatoes backstage. I love watching that fight and the look in Bonnars face as he is manhandled. Look for Lesnar, Georgie(by a close decision), and Bisping to recieve victories. Also with the “loser leaves the UFC matches”, shouldn’t they announce that before that match WWE style to increase the tention between the fighters! Just imagine the possibilites-LOL!

  • WhiteSniper says:

    Yes!!! Akiyama!!!! Good lookin’ out

  • hindsightufuk says:

    i still dont understand the UFC thinking behind this card

    for your 100th show wouldnt you want to put on one of the greatest shows of all time? instead you get 3 big fights + fitch thiago + akiyamas debut. and then a bunch of undercard fights no one gives a fuck about
    now im pretty sure most casual fans wont know who akiyama is, and belchers name isnt enough to carry the fight. fitch/thiago also arent big enough names. im not saying they wont be good fights but come on. where is randy, nog, hughes, liddell, silva, bj so on so on. all those fighters are fighting just before or just after 100, so save em up, put on a killer show, just once let the UFC truly put on a stacked card.

    but no, jonathon fucking goulet again.

    i dont get it

    or maybe being 100 just isnt important?

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Thank you hindsight!! I thought I was the only one disappointed with this card. The 3 main events are awesome, but the rest of the card pretty much sucks. This is UFC 100, the biggest show of them all , and you get this crap. Whatever happened to the Liddell,/A. Silva fight? So what if you just fought in April. How about moving up Penn/Florian? Why in the HELL do I want to see Jonathan Goulet or Alan Belcher? I mean, come on, this is UFC 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Save these clowns for a Fight night.

  • JJ Docker says:

    How would Liddell vs Silva at this point, for UFC 100 or not, make any sense whatsoever?

  • Jstew3785 says:

    I’m not saying it makes sense, it was just one of the rumored “superfights” for UFC 100. The point is that they are building this is up to be the best card in UFC history, and it’s really not even close. They were even talking about a GSP-A.Silva fight too. Obviously neither of these fights are going to happen now. You don’t have to agree with me, it’s just my opinion that this card is weak for it being UFC 100.

  • platypus says:

    i feel that is the truth. this card is weak for a landmark 100th event.

    then again, i guess ufc is saving the rest of the matchups for other landmark events.

    i still think this is an awesome card, but honestly ive seen some RINGS events that were more stacked.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    dont see what fights making sense have to do with anything either.
    franklin wand doesnt make any sense, but fuck me what a great fight, it shoulda been at 100.
    fights rarely make much sense in the UFC, how many times do you see a fighter get a title shot without facing the other top contenders in the division?
    so fuck it, just put on a bunch of nonsensical super fights and give us a night to enjoy.


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