Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011
Almeida vs. Pyle, Miller vs. Catone Official for UFC 128
By FCF Staff
Twelve bouts are now official for the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship 128 card, as the promotion has confirmed a welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Ricardo Almeida, plus a middleweight tilt between Dan Miller (pictured) and Nick Catone for the March 19th event.
“Shogun vs. Evans” will be hosted by the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and will feature light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans in the main event.
Pyle (20-7-1) has won back-to-back bouts over Jesse Lennox and most recently John Hathaway, after being stopped by Jake Ellenberger last January.
Almeida (13-4) recently returned to the winner’s column, after being choked out by Matt Hughes last August, scoring a unanimous decision win over TJ Grant in December.
Catone (8-2) has not competed since UFC Fight Night 20 last January, when he worked his way to a split decision win over Jesse Forbes, extending his Octagon record to 2-2.
Miller (13-4) is also coming off a split decision win as the middleweight defeated Joe Doerksen at UFC 124 in December. Prior to that, at UFC 118 in August, Miller submitted John Salter to end a three fight losing skid.
Some of the other bouts scheduled for UFC 128 include Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland, Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Nate Marquardt and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 2:20 pm