Kenn Florian set to fight Evan Dunham, most likely at UFC 127Posted on October 8, 2010, 05:48 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Following his first career loss to veteran Sean Sherk, Evan Dunham will look to get his title aspirations back on track in his next bout, confirmed to be against former Lightweight contender Kenny Florian. MMA Live regular Kenny made the announcement live on air yesterday, telling viewers:
"We verbally agreed to fight Evan Dunham, which is great news. Phenomenal opponent, very excited about it... looks like it may happen on Super Bowl weekend."
With both fighters still regarded amongst the top 10 Lightweights despite each one coming off a loss, a win for either could see them pushed back into title contention, in a seriously stacked division.
Florian is currently 14-5 overall. despite going 2-2 in his last 4 fights, nobody should take "Kenflo" lightly, as he has proved time and time again just how good he is, especially in his recent dismantling of Takanori Gomi. Despite being a contender in the Lightweight division for so long, Florian has lost both times he has fought for the title, and in his last bout (where the winner would receive a title shot) he dropped a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard. This led to UFC President Dana White accusing him of choking in big fights.
For Dunham, while many will question the judges scores that gave him his first career loss, he must now move on. Overall he is 13-1 and shows much promise, since his upset wins over Efrain Escuedero and Tyson Griffin. He holds a black belt in BJJ, and also posses heavy hands, as he showed in his fight with Sherk. Despite arguing that he won the fight with Sherk, with many fans agreeing, he now has to come back from his first loss against a tougher opponent in Florian.
Expected to go down at UFC 127, this fight will be a healthy addition to the already stacked Superbowl weekend card. Other fights expected to feature on that card include Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort, Jon Jones vs Ryan Bader and Forrest Griffin vs Rich Franklin.