Three Bouts Added To Rapidly Developing UFC 166 Card

Three Bouts Added To Rapidly Developing UFC 166 Card

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It looks like the UFC’s fall foray into Texas is turning into quite the show, as three hard-hitting bouts have been added to the Houston card. Joining the earlier announcement that Roy Nelson will fight Daniel Cormier in the co-main event at UFC 166, fellow heavyweights Shawn Jordan and Gabriel Gonzaga are set to collide. The fighters both come in off of stoppage wins over Pat Barry and Dave Herman, respectively so the bout presents serious potential for fireworks.

At middleweight, two fighters who’ve lost momentum in recent months will fight for their relevancy as former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold will hook up with Tim Boetsch. Rockhold was famously knocked out by a Vitor Belfort spinning wheel kick this May, while Boetsch was thoroughly outworked by a re-motivated Mark Munoz at UFC 162. It’ll be a fight where emotions are flying high, as a loss will be devastating for either fighter.

Finally, at lightweight, George Sotiropoulos will face off with K.J. Noons. Again, both fighters come in off a loss and may need an impressive victory just to keep their jobs.

The announced bouts bolster a roster that is headlined by the pivotal third Cain Velasquez-Junior dos Santos bout for the heavyweight strap. UFC 166 is shaping up to be one of the best top-to-bottom cards this year. Who are you early picks to come out on top?

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/dana&patrick;starare1person dana&patrick; star are 1 person

    rockhold will destroy tim boetch, strikeforce fighters are much more better than ufc that's why the ufc right now are being dominated by the stikeforce fighters, ufc fighters are just overrated. Especially anderson silva, let's make it happen silva vs gegard musasi

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/darejz00 darejz00

      Hunting for weaks, huh?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/akieyugames akieyugames

      I thought it was just sarcasm, I was waiting for the punchline but it ended just the way it started – and you were really serious about it.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HolyGrimace666 HolyGrimace666

      umm… what?? please tell me you're joking and that your sarcasm is just over developed.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/inero inero

    UFC is: War machines factory.
    And that was the main reason it has obsorbed WEC bought Strikefore and Pride.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

    I think KJ will beat Sots stylistically. He has really good TDD and will likely get the KO standing.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/highlife highlife

    I think kj will beat Sotropadupalopadupidus too

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

      A wild Sotirapolosaurus has been spotted for 166

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      lol K.J has the win on names

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    I gotta get my Houston tickets. Maybe not the best card ever but the only one that doesnt require a plane ticket.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

    I got Cain, DC, Rockhold and Jordan