Though the UFC has not yet confirmed this, MMAMania.com is reporting more heavyweight action. It seems a bout between Cheick Kongo and Heath Herring will take place at UFC 82 on March 1 in Columbus, Ohio.
Kongo has enjoyed four victories out of his five most recent bouts, all taking place in the UFC. His wins came against Gilbert Aldana, Christian Wellisch, Assuerio Silva, and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. His only UFC loss came at the hands of Carmelo Marrero via split-decision in October 2006. Kongo looks to continue his good fortune in the UFC with a win over Herring, and a place among the top of the UFC heavyweight division.
All of Heath Herring’s three UFC fights have gone to a decision since his debut in January 2007, where he lost a surprising upset against Jake O’Brien. In April, Herring won a unanimous decision against TUF 2 veteran Brad Imes, and has handed his most recent loss from PRIDE-vet Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira in July 2007 at UFC 73.
In the last three fights for both fighters, all have gone to a decision. Look for more of the same in this bout. As for UFC 82, more news to come as it becomes available.