Riddle/Thomas Added to UFC 91

Written by Tom Ngo
October 6th, 2008


The UFC is starting to round out their UFC 91 event nicely, as they have just announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter 7” contestant Matt Riddle will be taking on Ryan Thomas.  The November 15th card will be taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be headlined by the highly anticipated return of UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture. He will be defending his title against Brock Lesnar.

Riddle currently holds a 1-0 professional record, having defeated Dante Rivera on the TUF 7 Finale via unanimous decision back in June.

Riddle was a NCAA wrestler at Arizona State University, and has joined Arizona Combat Sports to help him perfect his MMA game. His camp confirmed the fight with MMAJunie.com.

Though Thomas (9-2) has more professtional MMA fights under his belt, almost all of them have come against lesser skilled fighters in smaller organizations. He lost his only bout in the Octagon to Ben Saunders via armbar in the 2ndRound at UFC 87.

Here are the bouts Rumored to be on UFC 91:

Preliminary Bouts:

Matt Riddle vs. Ryan Thomas
Mark Bocek vs. Alvin Robinson
Travis Lutter vs. Joe Doerksen
Tamdan McCrory vs. Dustin Hazelett
Matt Riddle vs. Troy Mandoloniz
Damian Maia vs. Nate Quarry

Main Bouts:

Amir Sadollah vs. Nick Catone
Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Josh Hendricks vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Joe Stevenson vs. Kenny Florian
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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