The long awaited match-up between MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture and former boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney is now all but official as Couture recently submitted his signed bout agreement, according to a report on Sherdog.com.
The clash of styles is scheduled for UFC 118 in Boston on August 28 and will take place in the promotions heavyweight division.
Couture (18-10-0) hasn’t fought with the big men since a pair of losses to current champ Brock Lesnar and former interim champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira forced him down to light heavyweight. He last graced the octagon at UFC 109, submitting fellow UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman by rear naked choke in the second round.
Toney, a former IBF middleweight and super middleweight champion, will be making his mixed martial arts debut.