Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently confirmed the final bouts for its upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, on August 29, 2009.
UFC 102 will feature a main event between former champion Randy "The Natural" Couture battling former Pride FC champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira in a dream match up between two legendary mixed martial arts competitors.
Perennial light heavyweight contender Keith Jardine is also slated to throw down in a 205-pound slugfest against hard-hitting Brazilian import Thiago Silva on the televised PPV portion of the card, as well as a possible number one middleweight title contender eliminator match between Demian Maia and Nate Marquardt.
Here is the current UFC 102 fight card:
265 lbs.: Randy Couture (16-9) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (31-5-1)
Main card (Televised):
205 lbs.: Keith Jardine (14-5-1) vs. Thiago Silva (13-1)
185 lbs.: Chris Leben (18-6) vs. Jake Rosholt (5-1)
185 lbs.: Nate Marquardt (28-8-2) vs. Demian Maia (10-0)
205 lbs.: Krzysztof Soszynski (18-8-1) vs. Brandon Vera (10-3)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
265 lbs.: Gabriel Gonzaga (10-4) vs. Chris Tuchscherer (17-1)
185 lbs.: James Irvin (14-5) vs. Wilson Gouveia (12-6)
265 lbs.: Mike Russow (11-1) vs. Justin McCully (9-4-2)
265 lbs.: Todd Duffee (4-0) vs. Tim Hague (10-1)
205 lbs.: Nick Catone (7-1) vs. Mark Munoz (5-1)
155 lbs.: Matt Veach (11-0) vs. Evan Dunham (8-0)
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