11 Bouts Booked for UFC 121
Gilbert Yvel file photo: Dave Mandel | Sherdog.com
Dutch knockout artist Gilbert Yvel
will lock horns with “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10
quarter-finalist Jon Madsen in
a preliminary heavyweight duel at UFC
121 “Lesnar vs. Velasquez” on Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in
Anaheim, Calif. Eleven fights are now official for the event, which
will air live on pay-per-view.
Yvel will enter the matchup on a two-fight losing streak. The
34-year-old has secured 31 of his 36 career victories by knockout
or technical knockout and owns notable victories against three-time
UFC heavyweight title challenger Pedro Rizzo,
French kickboxer Cheick Kongo
and four-time K-1 World Grand Prix winner Semmy Schilt.
Spawned by the Vos Gym, Yvel last competed at UFC 115 in June, when
he dropped a unanimous decision to Ben
Rothwell. The Pride Fighting Championships veteran has been
disqualified three times in his career, once for attacking a
Unbeaten in six professional appearances, Madsen was a three-time
collegiate All-American wrestler and Div. II national champion at
South Dakota State University. The 30-year-old HIT Squad
representative last appeared in July, when he outpointed Karlos
Vemola en route to a unanimous decision at UFC 116. Madsen, an
Orange County, Calif., native, has gone the distance in each of his
past four bouts.
A heavyweight title match between champion Brock
Lesnar and undefeated challenger Cain
Velasquez will headline UFC 121, along with a pivotal
welterweight showdown between former Strikeforce titleholder
Shields and the world-ranked Martin
Kampmann. The event will also feature a light heavyweight tilt
pairing Tito Ortiz with
Hamill and a heavyweight matchup pitting “The Ultimate Fighter”
Season 10 finalist Brendan
Schaub against Gabriel
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Lesnar vs. Cain
Shields vs. Martin
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Thiago vs. Diego
Ortiz vs. Matt
Schaub vs. Gabriel
McGee vs. Ryan
Cote vs. Tom
Guymon vs. Daniel
Stout vs. Paul
Yang vs. Chris
Yvel vs. Jon Madsen
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