In two days the UFC has added three lightweight fights to their UFC 90 card, which is scheduled to take place in Rosemont, Illinois at the Allstate Arena. It was reported today that former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk will be facing fellow top contender, Tyson Griffin.
MMAWeekly.com is reporting that both sides are in the process of signing the contract and are eager to hit the Octagon cages again.
Sherk is coming off of a loss against reigning lightweight champion, BJ Penn, at UFC 84. That was his first bout back in the UFC after he was stripped of his title and suspended for one year due to a positive test result.
Griffin is one of the division’s hottest fighters, winning four consecutive bouts, including his last against Marcus Aurelio at UFC 86 just last month.
“I’ve been real careful with who I’m going to fight,” Sherk told the website. “I don’t want to fight up-and-coming guys. You start fighting up-and-coming guys and you have to fight more guys to make your way up to the top. I want to fight the best of the best, and that’s what I’m doing with this upcoming fight.”
It was announced earlier this week that the UFC had added two other lightweight bouts, Hermes Franca vs. Gleison Tibau and Spencer Fisher vs. Melvin Guillard, to the October card as well. UFC 90 will be headlined by UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, taking on Patrick Cote.