Tuesday, September 02, 2008


The legend is back. The five-time UFC champion is back. Randy Couture is back, and he is set to sensationally defend his heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar at "UFC 91"

UFC president Dana White revealed on Tuesday that he would make a huge announcement, and boy has he lived up to his promise.

On November 15, at "UFC 91" in the MGM Grand, Las Vegas - the recognised home of The UFC, Randy Couture will fight The UFC's most controversial new star: Former WWE champion Brock Lesnar.

For anyone who didn't know it, Couture is quite simply legend. A two-time UFC light-heavyweight champion, a three-time and current UFC heavyweight champion, "Captain America's" class is beyond question.

Having already beaten the likes of Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz in his illustrious career, Couture saved arguably his greatest story for "UFC 68", when he came out of retirement aged 43 to beat UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia.

One title defence against Gabriel Gonzaga followed, but since then Couture's MMA career has been put on hold due to a legal wrangle that started with the veteran's resignation from The UFC.

However, almost a year to the day of his last title defence, a resolution has been found that sees Couture fight Lesnar, the powerhouse newcomer who is already rocking the heavyweight division.

Brazilian Antonio Nogueira has been the interim UFC heavyweight champion in Couture's absence, and it is believed the two could meet as part of a reported three-fight contract signed between Couture and The UFC.

Nogueira is set to go head-to-head in a coaching capacity against former champ Frank Mir in series eight of "The Ultimate Fighter", a series that can be seen on September 17.

The conclusion will see the pair face-off, with the victor likely to face the winner of Couture v Lesnar.

Couture's career could then end with the much-hyped showdown against Fedor Emelianenko, although that still requires much negotiating by The UFC.
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