Hard-hitting Jason Lambert (23-6) will take on Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Wilson Gouveia (9-4) in a light heavyweight clash at UFC 76 on September 22, according to MMAWeekly.com.
Lambert is riding high after his upset -- and eye-opening -- knockout win over Renato "Babalu" Sobral at UFC 68 back in March. It was redemption for "The Punisher" after getting pounded out hard in his fight before that against Rashad Evans at UFC 63.
Since a unanimous decision loss to Keith Jardine in his Octagon debut at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 Finale, Gouveia is on a three-fight win streak inside the Octagon. The American Top Team-trained fighter will make to look to make it four in a row against Lambert after finishing Wes Combs, Seth Petruzelli and Carmelo Marrero all by way of submission.
Lambert has not been submitted since 2001. And he demonstrated solid submission defense during his last bout with Babalu -- one of the best grapplers in the sport -- to survive the first round.
According to the report, the match up between Lambert and Gouveia will more than likely earn a spot on the main card along with fights between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Ryoto Machida, as well as Jon Fitch vs. Diego Sanchez.