UFC 109 is set for this Sat. (Feb. 6) live from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card in its entirety will be live on pay-per-view, while two of the preliminary fights will make their way onto SpikeTV.
The card features a long-overdue, yet still very intriguing match up between Randy Couture and Mark Coleman in a light heavyweight fixture that could have title implications. In the co-main event, Chael Sonnen looks to dethrone top tier middleweight Nate Marquardt, who finds himself one win away from another shot at Anderson Silva, or the first crack at Vitor Belfort if “The Phenom” manages to steal the belt from “The Spider”.
Also on the card is another middleweight match up between Dan Miller and Demian Maia. Maia was destroyed in under a minute at UFC 102 when Nate Marquardt landed a one-punch knockout. Miller has not been inside the octagon for nine months since his loss to Chael Sonnen at UFC 98.
The final two fights of the main card are welterweight showdowns in Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago and Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg. The winner of either fight will not likely receive a title shot, but the two bouts should prove entertaining regardless.
Continue reading for the official card, both main and preliminary, for UFC 109.
Light Heavyweight: Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen
Welterweight: Mike Swick vs. Paulo Thiago
Middleweight: Dan Miller vs. Demian Maia
Welterweight: Frank Trigg vs. Matt Serra
Lightweight: Mac Danzig vs. Justin Buchholz (Live on SpikeTV)
Lightweight: Melvin Guillard vs. Ronnys Torres (Live on SpikeTV)
Lightweight: Phillipe Nover vs. Rob Emerson
Light Heavyweight: Brian Stann vs. Phil Davis
Heavyweight: Tim Hague vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Heavyweight: Rolles Gracie vs. Joey Beltran
Tags: Chael Sonnen, dan miller, Demian Maia, Frank Trigg, Mark Coleman, Matt Serra, Mike Swick, Mixed Martial Arts, nate marquardt, Paulo Thiago, Randy Couture