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UFC 136: Dave Herman vs Mike Russow fight announced for Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas


For those fans wondering when the upcoming UFC 136 event on Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas would start filling up with match-ups, you can start to put your mind at ease.

That's because the announcements are starting to trickle in, including a recently revealed heavyweight showdown featuring titanic brawlers Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow.

The promotion brought word of the bout just a short time ago.

Herman made his Octagon debut at UFC 131 on June 11 against fellow newcomer Jon Olav Einemo. Nobody expected much of anything from either man, but were treated to what was eventually awarded "Fight of the Night" honors.

Sloppy? No doubt. But fun? You bet.

"Pee Wee" has one hell of a chance to repeat that performance when he trades shots with a former police officer.

Mike Russow rose to fame, relatively, when he knocked out Todd Duffee at UFC 114 in May 2010, derailing the Duffman's considerable hype train and gaining a great deal of notoriety in the process.

That's not to mention "Knockout of the Night" and one of the greatest comebacks in promotion history.

He followed that up by dominating Jon Madsen to push his win streak to an impressive 10 in a row. A win over Herman may not put him in the title hunt but it would give him a 4-0 record inside the Octagon.

Not bad for a 34-year-old man who's been in the game for just five years.

UFC 136 is currently set to go down on Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Many fights have been rumored for the card, including Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 3 and Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

So far, a middleweight mash up pitting Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann, the co-main event of the evening, has been set for the show, as well as a featherweight clash between Josh Grispi and Matt Grice.

Stay tuned to for more on this still-developing fight card.

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