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Cheick Kongo Vs Paul Buentello Set For UFC On Versus Card

The UFC continues to swing for the fences with their first ‘UFC On Versus’ card with the announcement that Cheick Kongo will face Paul Buentello.

Kongo is currently on a two fight losing streak after facing two of the heavyweight divisions top contenders in Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir.  That puts his UFC record at 7-4, and leaves him in need of a win.

Buentello is in a similar position as he lost his first bout back in the UFC after a two and a half year absence to Stefan Struve at UFC 107 in December.

Both fighters possess genuine knockout power, with Kongo finishing 9 of his 14 victories by either KO or TKO, while Buentello has claimed 17 out of 27 career wins in the same fashion.

Of the two Kongo has the better stand-up skills, equally dangerous with his fists or his feet, but after being caught cleanly by Mir in his last fight he will be wary of Buentello’s power in this bout.

The UFC also today confirmed a previously rumored bout between Spencer Fisher and Duane Bang Ludwig will also take place at the Versus event which will take place on March 21st.

UFC On Versus: Jones Vs Vera Card (additional bouts still to be announced):

Main Card:

  • Jon Jones Vs Brandon Vera
  • Junior Dos Santos Vs Gabe Gonzaga
  • Cheick Kongo Vs Paul Buentello
  • Anthony Johnson Vs John Howard


  • Elliot Marshall Vs Vladimir Matyushenko
  • Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig Vs Spencer Fisher

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