A report that has made its way onto a couple of websites now seems to be legit as sources from both the Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta camp have confirmed that the fighters will face off at UFC 87 to determine who is the #1 contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Florian recently told MMAWeekly, “it’s the biggest fight you can put together in our division”.
This will be Roger Huerta’s first fight back in the UFC after taking a brief layoff since he fought and won five times in 2007. Huerta is riding a 16-fight win streak and is hopeful he can make it 17 so that he can get his title shot against either BJ Penn or Sean Sherk.
Florian on the other hand is just looking for another title shot after coming up short against Sean Sherk for the vacated UFC Lightweight title back at UFC 64 in October of 2006.
The fight is scheduled for UFC 87 on August 9th in Minnesota, which is the same card that Brock Lesnar will be fighting on against a returning UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark “The Hammer Coleman”