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Report: Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman in the works for UFC 109 on Feb. 6


It could be one for the ages ... literally.

Former UFC heavyweight champions and hall of famers, Randy Couture and Mark Coleman, are penciled in to collide in a 205-pound showdown at UFC 109 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 6, according to

The report indicates that bout agreements have been distributed to both fighters; however, nothing is official at this time.

Couture, 46, most recently earned a unanimous decision over Brandon Vera in the UFC 105 main event just this past weekend. It wasn't a thrilling or performance from "The Natural," but it was good enough to earn him the nod from all three judges sitting ringside who scored the fight.

It marked Couture's first fight in the 205-pound division since his short-lived retirement back in 2006.

He returned 13 months later to dethrone Tim Sylva and become the heavyweight champion of the world. Couture would go on to defend his title just once (Gabriel Gonzaga), before losing back-to-back fights to Brock Lesnar and Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira.

The former light heavyweight champion will now look to make it two in a row against Coleman and, in the process, make one final run at yet another title to put a gold ribbon on his already legendary career.

Coleman, 44, was actually supposed to co-headline UFC 106 this weekend opposite Tito Ortiz before an injury forced him to withdraw from the card.

He just recently notched his first win inside the Octagon in more than 12 years with a unanimous decision over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100 on July 11. "The Godfather of Ground and Pound" leveraged his strong wrestling background to takedown the "American Psycho" and keep him there, landing repeated blows from the top position.

Coleman dropped his Octagon debut "take two" to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 93: "Franklin vs. Henderson" earlier this year. He ended up on the wrong end of a third round technical knockout, which he felt was an unjust stoppage. It marked his first fight inside the Octagon since 1999.

Couture and Coleman, believe it or not, were supposed hook 'em up more than a decade ago at UFC 17 in 1998; however, Couture sustained an injury before it could happen and the bout was scrapped. Fast forward 11 years later, will the pioneers of the sport be able to put on a modern-day spectacle?

Stay tuned to for more on UFC 109 as the fight card develops.

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