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Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Stevenson at “UFC on Versus 2”

Earlier this week, news came out about a fight between John Howard and Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Versus 2. Today, another great has been added to the card as Takanari Gomi will make his return to the Octagon in an attempt to get his first victory in the UFC against the always tough winner of the second season of the Ultimate Fighter Season 2, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson according to a recent report on MMAWeekly.

Stevenson is looking to remain relevant in the very tough lightweight division after he suffered a surprise loss to George Sotiropoulos at UFC 110. Stevenson was on the comeback trail after suffering back-to-back losses to Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez, by picking up victories against Nate Diaz in Spencer Fisher in 2009. Stevenson is looking to return to contender status in the promotion, and a victory over the PRIDE lightweight Kingpin might just do that.

Gomi made his debut against Kenny Florian at UFC Fight Night 21, and was dominated for most of the fight, and Florian finished him with a Rear Naked Choke in the third round. Gomi was one of the top lightweights in the world at one point, and many were rumoring that Gomi would get a title shot if he had defeated Florian in his debut.

UFC on Versus 2 will take on August 1, and will emanate from the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

7 COMMENTS
  • fanoftna33 says:

    I dont want to see either guy lose here, but this is a much better fight for Gomi as he can probably get the W here.

  • Rich S. says:

    Pretty good fight, but if Gomi doesn’t change something (and, unfortunately, I doubt he will), Stevenson’s good for the “W”..

  • inkythewinky says:

    i was just saying how this should be the next stevenson fight, awesome,

  • bigbadjohn says:

    Joes takin this one. it will be good to see too!

  • Rece Rock says:

    Nice match up both guys need and want the W

    should be another good versus card

  • Guthookd says:

    Gotta pick JS. I think Gomi is getting tired.

    BTW, Rob G. you’re the king of type-o’s.

  • Creature says:

    Im going with joe daddy on this one all the way, i think gomi is gonna get outmatched in every aspect, good fight but gomi is pretty much done

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