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Rumor Mill Turns for UFC 100

Written by Tom Ngo
March 14th, 2009
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According to multiple reports, the UFC is on the cusp of adding four bouts to their monumental UFC 100 event. The July 11th card will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jonathan Goulet will look to redeem himself after his embarrassing 33 second loss to Mike Swick at UFC Fight for the Troops back in December, as he will be taking on Dong Hyun Kim.

Although Kim fought valiantly, he lost a close split decision to Karo Parisyan at UFC 94.

According to the popular Brazilian website TATAME, former UFC welterweight top contender Jon Fitch is being considered as an opponent for Paulo Thiago.

Fitch, who also fought at UFC 94, responded nicely from his loss to champion Georges St-Pierre by defeating Akihiro Gono in a unanimous decision.

Thiago will see if he can add another American Kickboxing Academy fighter to his list of victims after upsetting Josh Koschek last month at UFC 95.

Jon Jones, who is clearly one of the division’s up-and-coming stars, will follow up his shellacking of Stephan Bonnar with a light heavyweight bout against Jake O’Brien.

Finally, Matt Grice will be returning from a 14-month hiatus to take on Shannon Gugerty.

The rumor mill began churning earlier this year when the UFC stated that they intended to make their centennial event one for the ages. It was first thought that the organization would have all five title belts on the line that night, however it appears that fans will have to settle for ONLY two.

St-Pierre has already been confirmed to defend his title against Brazilian sensation Thiago Alves, and if UFC interim heavyweight champ Frank Mir is fully recovered from his knee surgery, he will take on champion Brock Lesnar to unify the heavyweight crown.

Here are all of the fighters Rumored to be in the night’s event:

Jonathan Goulet vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty
Paulo Thiago vs. Jon Fitch
Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson
Frank Mir (Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion) vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyweight Champion)
Thiago Alves vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

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