Irvin to Face Gouveia at UFC 102

Written by Tom Ngo
May 3rd, 2009


A recent knee injury forced James Irvin to pull out of his UFC 98  bout against Drew McFredries, however the organization has already scheduled Irvin’s next opponent. “The Sandman” and Wilson Gouveia will face off at UFC 102 in Portland, Oregon.

Irvin hasn’t fought since he was slapped silly by middleweight champ Anderson Silva last July. Prior to that fight, he had won five of his last six.

Gouveia is victorious in eight of his previous 11 scraps, but was TKO’d in the 3rdRound of his UFC 95 contest against Nate Marquardt.

Here are the fighters Rumored to be competing on August 29th:

Kyle Kingsburg vs. TBD
Matt Veach vs. Evan Dunham
Chris Leben vs. Jake Roshol
Wilson Gouveia vs James Irvin
Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz
Matt Hamill vs. Brandon Vera
Justin McCully vs. Junior dos Santos
Nate Marquardt vs. Damian Maia
Thiago Silva vs. Keith Jardine
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Randy Couture

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