The fight card for February 6th’s UFC 109 event has now been announced by the UFC (updated: 4th January 2010)
After Anderson Silva pulled out of his expected title fight with Vitor Belfort due to injury, a battle between the UFC’s two oldest competitors, Randy Couture and Mark Coleman will now serve as the main event.
(Note: Watch a video preview for the main event here)
One of the middleweights top contenders Nate Marquardt will be looking to stake his claim for a title shot in the co-main event when he faces Chael Sonnen, who beat Yushin Okami in his last outing in the octagon.
Josh Koscheck was originally expected to fight on the card in a rematch with Paulo Thiago but after injury his team-mate Mike Swick now takes his place, and will be hoping to get back to winning ways after his loss to Dan Hardy.
Meanwhile Damien Maia, who is looking to bounce back strongly after his first round knockout defeat to Maquardt at UFC 102, takes on the always tough Dan Miller in a bout that has been promoted to it’s rightful place on the main card due to injuries.
Rounding off the main card will be another battle of the veterans as Matt Serra looks to banish the memory of losing by decision to Matt Hughes in his last fight against Frank Trigg who will be fighting with the knowledge that a loss would end his second stint for the promotion.
There are also some notable debuts in the undercard of the event, with 4-0 wrestling stand-out Phil Davis taking on Brian Stann, and a member of one of mixed martial arts most famous families, Rolles Gracie, taking on Mustapha Al-Turk in just his third pro fight.
See the full list of scheduled bouts for the event below.
- Randy Couture Vs Mark Coleman
- Nate Marquardt Vs Chael Sonnen
- Mike Swick Vs Paulo Thiago
- Damien Maia Vs Dan Miller
- Matt Serra Vs Frank Trigg
- Mac Danzig Vs Justin Buchholz
- Melvin Guillard Vs Ronys Torres
- Tim Hague Vs Chris Tuchscherer
- Brian Stann Vs Phil Davis
- Phillipe Nover Vs Rob Emerson
- Joey Beltran Vs Rolles Gracie