Middleweights Wilson Gouveia (12-6) and Alan Belcher (14-6) are in talks to rumble at UFC 107 from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 12.
MMAmania.com was able to confirm that the 185-pound match up is currently under consideration for the promotion's return trip to the "The Volunteer State."
Gouveia is still looking to rebound from disappointing loss – Nate Marquardt went bananas on him in the third round of their fight at UFC 95, unleashing a sensational barrage of strikes from all different angles for which he had no answer.
He was supposed to return against James Irvin at UFC 102 last month; however, both fighters sustained injuries in training and were forced out of action.
This will mark the fourth fight for Gouveia at middleweight. And with losses to top division players such as Marquardt and Goran Reljic, he will need to prove that he he has what it takes to be successful at 185 pounds when he collides with "The Talent" in three months time.
Belcher most recently went toe-to-toe with Yoshihiro Akiyama for three full rounds at UFC 100, losing a very close and controversial split decision. It was a great fight -- the "Fight of the Night" -- and Belcher's stock didn't really take too much of a hit in defeat because of his memorable performance.
The Biloxi, Miss., native was looking to build on his comeback victory over Pride FC and Spirit MC standout Denis Kang at UFC 93: "Franklin vs. Henderson" earlier this year. It was his fourth win in his last five attempts — a surprising technical knockout loss to newcomer Jason Day at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2" last year is the only blip during that span.
Now he'll have to regroup and try to make it five out of seven against Gouveia.
UFC 107 will feature a main event between lightweight division champion BJ Penn defending his title against number one division contender Diego Sanchez, as well as a heavyweight showdown between former champion Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.
In addition, a lightweight attraction between stars Kenny Florian and Clay Guida was recently shifted to the card to compensate for the loss of the light heavyweight showdown between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.
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