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Huerta-Halverson helps round out UFC 67 fight card

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With less than three weeks to go until UFC 67 on February 3, the card seems to be stuck on seven bouts — two shy of the usual nine.

And if you go by, there are only three confirmed match ups (the most important, of course).

For some reason, the UFC always waits as long as possible to announce completed fight cards. Perhaps that has to do with contract negotiations, potential injuries, priorities — I'm not really certain.

Regardless, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks in large part to and other sources.

Here is the UFC 67 fight card to date:

185 lb.: Anderson Silva (17-4) vs. Travis Lutter (9-3)
205 lb.: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (25-6) vs. Marvin Eastman (13-6-1)
Hvywt: Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (21-4-2) vs. Eddie Sanchez (6-0)
205 lb.: Sam Hoger (6-2) vs. Ryoto Machida (8-0)
155 lb.: Melvin Guillard (21-5-2) vs. Dustin Hazelett (7-3)
185 lb.: Patrick Cote (8-4) vs. Scott Smith (10-2)
155 lb.: Tyson Griffin (8-0) vs. Frank Edgar (5-0)

There are solid indications from that one of its fighters — John Halverson (14-2) — will make his Octagon debut against fellow lightweight Roger Huerta (15-1-1).

Halverson is 34 years old and hails from Iowa, which is where he has plied his trade for the better part of his MMA career. Nicknamed "Hurricane," Halverson also owns Midwest Cage Championship, according to his MySpace page.

Huerta — 11 years younger than Halverson — is one of the most promising young prospects in the UFC 155-pound stable. "El Matador" is coming off of a victory in his first UFC appearance versus Jason Dent at UFC 63, which he won via unanimous decision.

Rounding out the UFC 67 Fight Card appears to be a middleweight fight between Jorge Rivera (14-5) and Terry Martin (14-2).

Rivera is perhaps most well known for his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 4 program, while Martin will be forever immortalized as the dude who got dropped by James Irvin with a spectacular flying knee at UFC 54.

We'll let you know if and when we get official confirmation on these last two bouts.

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