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A little more than a week away, and the UFC 64: "Unstoppable" fight card is finally set.

What took so long?

UFC.com recently announced that Cheick Kongo (19-2-1) will take on Carmelo "The Fury" Marrero (5-0) in a heavyweight bout, and lightweight sensation Spencer Fisher (19-2) will battle 18-year-old Dan Lauzon (4-0).

Dan Lauzon is the brother of Joe Lauzon, who is coming off an upset victory of monumental proportions over former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver at UFC 63: "Hughes vs. Penn."

Kalib Starnes will get his first taste of post The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 action when he faces off against Yushin Okami in a middleweight clash. Last but not least, lightweights Kurt Pellegrino and Junior Assuncao will also go toe-to-toe in the Octagon.

Here is the final nine-bout UFC 64: "Unstoppable" card, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 14:

185 lb: Rich Franklin (22-1) vs. Anderson Silva (15-4)
155 lb.: Sean Sherk (29-2-1) vs. Kenny Florian (7-2)
170 lb.: Jon Fitch (16-2) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (10-2)
Hvywt: Cheick Kongo (19-2-1) vs. Carmelo Marrero (5-0)
155 lb.: Spencer Fisher (19-2) vs. Dan Lauzon (4-0)
205 lb.: Keith Jardine (11-3-1) vs. Mike Nickels (4-1)
185 lb.: Yushin Okami (18-3) vs. Kalib Starnes (9-1-1)
155 lb.: Justin James (22-5) vs. Clay Guida (20-3)
155 lb.: Kurt Pellegrino (14-2) vs. Junior Assuncao (5-1)

We can't say that we are thrilled with this lineup from top to bottom. In fact, this is perhaps one of the least appealing UFC events of 2005 at first glance. But, it will be good to finally see Jon Fitch make his television debut.

Hopefully, the increase in the amount of events the UFC is putting on lately will not water-down the rest of fight cards in the future.

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