Takanori Gomi was recently confirmed to be competing on the UFC’s latest visit to Japan at UFC Fight Night 52 on September 20th, and now he has an opponent in the shape of Myles Jury.
Gomi’s had mixed results over the course of his four year stint in the UFC so far, but he’s currently enjoying his best spell with three wins in his last four fights, including a unanimous decision win over Isaac Vallie-Flag last time out at UFC 172 in April.
Despite that he doesn’t currently feature on the UFC’s top 15 lightweight division rankings, so he needs to continue to rack up more victories.
A win over Jury, who’s currently ranked No.9 in the division would certainly help his case, but that’ll be easier said than done as the former TUF competitor impressed so far in his UFC career.
Jury can currently lay claim to a perfect 14-0 record in MMA, with five of those victories coming inside the UFC’s Octagon. He’s also coming off the biggest win of his career to date, a unanimous decision victory over Diego Sanchez at UFC 171.
Two other bouts have currently been made official for UFC Fight Night 52, with heavyweights Roy Nelson Vs Mark Hunt set to headline the show, while Miesha Tate will fight undefeated newcomer Rin Nakai, known as the ‘Queen Of Pancrase’.
Japanese stars Yoshihiro Akiyama and Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto are also expected to feature on the card, though as yet they don’t have opponent’s lined up.