Two-time number one lightweight contender Kenny Florian will indeed collide with Xtreme Couture MMA‘s fighter Gray Maynard (9-0) at UFC 118, which is tentatively scheduled for the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Aug. 28.
Florian has been to the mountain top twice before. First against Sean Sherk in a five round unanimous decision loss at UFC 64 in 2006 and then most recently at UFC 101 in 2009 when he was choked out by ex-champ BJ Penn in Philadelphia.
He’s remained unbeaten in eight other contests following his loss to “The Muscle Shark.”
Like Florian, Maynard has been a handful for the lightweight division since graduating the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). “The Bully” is perfect through nine fights and even has a unanimous decision win over current champion Frankie Edgar.
It’s likely that the winner of this contest will be next in line for a shot at the crown — but will it be against “The Prodigy” or “The Answer?” Time will tell.