Paulo Thiago is all set to face off with UFC newcomer Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106.
Thiago’s manager Wallid Ismail recently revealed the news of the bout to Terra Magazine, and FiveOuncesofPain.com has subsequently confirmed the bout through sources close to the match-up.
Thiago will be looking to [place himself back into the winners circle following a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Jon Fitch during UFC 100. Just prior to the loss Paulo shocked many when he left Octagon veteran Josh Koscheck in a daze via TKO in the Brazilian’s UFC debut.
Volkmann trains out of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy and sports a career record of 9-0. Known for his strong wrestling base and tenacious fighting style, Volkmann’s last trip to the cage saw him secure a first round submission over Kevin Knabjian during a Bellator event in May.
A full list of the bouts expected for UFC 106 are listed below:
Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin
Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin
Karo Parisyan vs. Dustin Hazelett
Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni
Ben Saunders vs. Marcus Davis
Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt
George Sotiropoulos vs. Jason Dent
Luiz Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson
Fabricio Camoes vs. Caol Uno
Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann