A previously rumored welterweight showdown between Mike Swick and Paulo Thiago has been made official for “UFC 109: Relentless” through the promotion today at UFC.com.
UFC 109 is all set to take place on February 6 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, with the main card airing live on Pay-Per-View.
Swick will be the third American Kickboxing Academy trained welterweight Thiago has faced in the UFC since his arrival in the promotion in early 2009. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt burst onto the scene in February of last year when he knocked Josh Koscheck sideways for the TKO victory, and has since gone on to drop a unanimous decision to Jon Fitch before most recently notching a win over Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106
Swick was recently on a four fight win streak in the UFC with wins over the likes of Marcus Davis and Ben Saunders before he wound up on the losing end of a unanimous decision at the hands of Dan Hardy during UFC 105.
A full list of the bouts expected for UFC 109 are listed below:
Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman
Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen
Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago
Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller
Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg
Mac Danzig vs. Justin Buchholz
Rolles Gracie vs. Mostapha Al Turk
Phil Davis vs. Brian Stann
Chris Tuchscherer vs. Tim Hague
Phillipe Nover vs. Rob Emerson
Meelvin Guillard vs. Ronny Torres