George Sotiropoulos will return to action against KJ Noons at UFC 166 on October 19th in what’ll be seen as a must-win fight for both fighters who have been down on their luck in recent times.
Sotiropoulos has had remarkable reversal in fortunes over the past two years, from being on a seven fight winning streak that had inserted him into the title picture at 155lbs, through to three tough losses in a row that leave the former TUF star fighting for his UFC future at the age of 36.
Noons could also potentially be on the chopping block if he’s unable to get back to winning ways at UFC 166. He’s picked up just one win in his last five fights, and after a loss to Donald Cerrone in his UFC debut in May his back is now up against the wall.
So there’s a lot at stake and it looks like a good match-up, but it won’t make the main card – this one’s scheduled for the preliminaries.
The UFC 166 fight card is filling up fast with Cain Velasquez Vs Junior Dos Santos already installed as the main event and Daniel Cormier Vs Roy Nelson scheduled as the co-main event.