Jorge Gurgel (11-2) will return to action before a hometown crowd at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio, against Doug Evans (5-1), according to a recent MySpace bulletin from the former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant.
Here's the snip:
"To all my fans I would like to announce that I will be fighting Doug Evans at the UFC in Cincinnati on October the 20th. Its a great honor to finally be able to perform in front of my home crowd, students and family. I would like to thank everyone in advance for all the support over the years. I will do my best."
Gurgel is coming off of a brutal unanimous decision win over Diego Saraiva at UFC 73 last month. During the lightweight war, Gurgel pretty much had his face broken (jaw, facial). He's apparently well enough to be ready for the October 20 show.
Evans dropped his first and only fight inside the Octagon to the talented Roger Huerta at the TUF 5 Finale in June. And up until he succumbed to a technical knockout (strikes) in round two, he was giving Huerta all he could handle.
Gurgel will join his training partner from the Jorge Gurgel Mixed Martial Arts Academy, Rich Franklin, on the card. "Ace" will look to reclaim his 185-pound belt from the man who defeated him for it at UFC 64, Anderson Silva, almost a year to the day when the two last met.
For the latest UFC 77 fight card click here.