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Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta UFC 87 fight possible

ufc 86 kenny florian vs roger huerta

As expected, top lightweight contenders Kenny Florian (9-3) and Roger Huerta (20-1-1) are penciled in to tussle at UFC 87 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9, according to

The winner of the 155-pound tilt will more than likely earn a shot at the title against either UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn or Sean Sherk -- the two are expected to face off at UFC 84: "Ill Will" on May 24.

Huerta last competed during The Ultimate Fighter TUF) 6 Finale in December 2007, outlasting a resilient Clay Guida in an epic battle for lightweight supremacy.

Following the fight "El Matador" announced a break from mixed martial arts after competing five times in 2007. His goal during the hiatus was to finish college and participate in outside endeavors like filming for the new Tekken movie (based on the popular video game).

He is undefeated inside the Octagon (6-0) and Florian would provide his toughest test to date.

"Ken-Flo" is on a tear since losing to Sherk for the vacant lightweight title in October 2006, reeling off four wins against some stiff competition and finishing them all within three rounds.

In fact, it's his only loss inside the Octagon since he lost the original TUF middleweight final to Diego Sanchez in 2005 (30 pounds more than his current fighting weight).

Florian will wade into hostile territory for this one -- Huerta lives and trains in the North Star State. It shouldn't, however, affect the outcome of the fight, which should be a great fight between two very proud and gifted fighters.

There's no quit in either of these guys.

UFC 87 will also feature the return of Brock Lesnar against former UFC heavyweight champion, Mark Coleman. Other fights are currently in the works for this one ... stay tuned.

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