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UFC 102 Confirmed for August 29

The UFC has officially announced that its UFC 102 card will take place on August 29.

While the company has yet to officially confirm a venue for the event, the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon is expected to host the card.

The main event for UFC 102 is expected to be a heavyweight match-up between MMA legends Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

While no bouts are official the rumored card for UFC 102 at this time are:

Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt

Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva

Matt Hamill vs. Brandon Vera

Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt

Wilson Gouveia vs. James Irvin

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer

Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz

Junior dos Santos vs. Justin McCully

Evan Dunham vs. Matt Veach

  • GetItOn says:

    Excellent card! Way to go Joe Silva!

  • PlagueAngel says:

    They are really feeding Chris Tuchscherer to the sharks right off the bat giving him Napao. I wonder why they decided on the stiff challenge right off the bat?

  • dpk says:

    This card is stacked. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Leben v Rosholt match got moved to the fight night in Oklahoma in September. Seeing how Rosholt is an Oklahoma St. legend on the wrestling mat, and Leben is a name that can still get people to watch.

    I also agree that Tuchscherer is getting fed to the sharks, and I don’t really understand this match making. They put Dos Santos in with Werdum a top 10 HW, and then when he won, his quality of opponent has actually gone down. Why not give Tuchscherer a guy like Neil Wain, Mike Wessel, Mike Russow (now that he has signed with UFC), or even Pat Berry. Give these guys a chance to get the UFC “jitters” out of the way, and actually build their way up the UFC against other lower level guys.


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