The rumored lightweight match up between Alvin Robinson (9–3) and Mark Bocek Record (5-2) has been confirmed for UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 15.
It’s a 155-pound bout between two talented fighters who have struggled ever since making their respective Octagon debuts.
Robinson -- the Ring of Fire lightweight champion -- lost his debut to Kenny Florian in the first round of their UFC 73: "Stacked" bout via submission (strikes) back in 2007. He rebounded to beat Jorge Gurgel to a bloody pulp at UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" en route to a unanimous decision win several months later.
However, the winning feeling was short-lived when Nate Diaz submitted him with a triangle choke at UFC - Fight Night 12 at the start of the 2008 fight campaign. Robinson apparently took some time off this year to address some injuries that plagued him up until that point and now he’s ready to rock once again.
Bocek is among the most accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialists from Canada to transition to mixed martial arts. The former ADCC competitor, however, could not defend a submission attempt from Mac Danzig in his last appearance, losing via third round rear naked choke at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre" back in April.
He has one win (unanimous decision) over Doug Evans at UFC 79: "Nemesis" and one loss (technical knockout) to Frank Edgar at UFC 73.
UFC 91 will feature the first round of the "heavyweight tournament" to declare an undisputed champion -- division kingpin Randy Couture will return to action and put his belt on the line against Brock Lesnar in the main event. Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson will also hook ‘em up in a lightweight contest in what appears at this time to be the co featured bout of the evening.
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