Three Bouts Added To Rapidly Developing UFC 166 Card

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?


11 Comments

  1. Profile photo of dana&patrick; star are 1 person

    dana&patrick; star are 1 person

    July 25, 2013 at 1:56 am

    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

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    inero

    July 25, 2013 at 4:48 am

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

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    falcon4917

    July 25, 2013 at 8:38 am

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

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    highlife

    July 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I think kj will beat Sotropadupalopadupidus too

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    Entity

    July 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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

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    thexperience1

    July 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I got Cain, DC, Rockhold and Jordan

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