UFC 164: Ryan Couture vs. Quinn Mulhern booked for Aug. 31 in Milwaukee

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Two former Strikeforce fighters in search of their first UFC win ... could their jobs be on the line next month in Milwaukee?

It's nice to see Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White doesn't hold a grudge.

Despite the ill-will toward "The Natural" -- as well as a debut loss -- Ryan Couture will get a second crack inside the Octagon when he tangles with former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Quinn Mulhern at the UFC 164: "Henderson vs. Grant" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Aug. 31, 2013.

UFC officials announced the 155-pound contest on Wednesday.

Couture (6-2) was put out to pasture by former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 winner Ross Pearson as part of the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event earlier this year in Stockholm, Sweden, snapping a four-fight win streak compiled under the Striikeforce banner.

Take two.

Standing in his way is a fellow Strikeforce convert in Quinn (18-3), who came up empty in his Octagon debut against the rough-and-tumble Rick Story at UFC 158. His first-round defeat to the "Horror" ended a consecutive win streak of three and convinced him a move to lightweight was in order.

Let's see if it pays off.

UFC 164 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight pitting reigning 155-pound champion Ben Henderson against T.J. Grant, while a heavyweight showdown between former champions Frank Mir vs. Josh Barnett heads up the co-main. Elsewhere on the PPV fight card is a pair of featherweight fights between Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier and Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes.

Each of those bouts carries significant title implications.

For the latest UFC 164 news and notes be sure to check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest "Henderson vs. Grant" fight card and rumors click here.


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