Jorge Gurgel vs Aaron Riley UFC 91 fight likely to be announced soon



MMAmania.com has confirmed that Jorge Gurgel (12-4) is slated to take on Aaron Riley (26-10-1) in a lightweight bout on the UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar" under card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 15.

Gurgel -- a former contestant on season two of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) -- has underwhelmed since his brief stint on the show. He has lost two of his last three and three of six all-time inside the Octagon.

The black belt serves as the head Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor at his successful training facility, JG Mixed Martial Arts, in Ohio that has some top fighters such as Rich Franklin and Dustin Hazelett on its roster.

So it came as quite a surprise when Cole Miller slapped on a submission to finish Gurgel in his most recent performance after an exciting three-round tussle.

It was a devastating loss, but he will have to use it as inspiration and rebound convincingly to demonstrate that he belongs in the crowded UFC 155-pound division.

That, however, will not be very easy against a grizzled and well traveled veteran like Riley who has competed in Pride FC, Bodog and the International Fight League (IFL), among others.

Riley has taken on some of the best in the business and sports losses to Robbie Lawler, Spencer Fisher, Chris Lytle and Eddie Alvarez. And even though he did not come out victorious in those contests, the experience factor alone makes him a dangerous opponent.

His losses to Lawler and Fisher were under the UFC banner, dating back several years. Riley is currently riding a two fight win streak and most recently competed in September.

UFC 91 features the main event between heavyweight champion Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar. In addition, lightweights Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson will do battle for the right to be considered the top title contender in the 155-pound division in the co-feaured fight of the evening.

To check out the latest UFC 91 fight card and rumors click here. And to purchase tickets for "Couture vs. Lesnar" click here.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has pulled a late switcheroo for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 59 fight card on FOX Sports 1, as Gleison Tibau steps in for the injured Jorge Masvidal (back) to ba read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

An injury to Jorge Masvidal has forced the UFC to call up Gleison Tibau for a lightweight showdown with Norman Parke this January in Boston.Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke set for UFC Fight Night Bost read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

Two of the division's best strikers in Bobby Green and Edson Barboza will collide this Saturday (Nov. 22, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 57 inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Between two men w read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 9 views

Sherdog.com reports from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, at approximately 7 p.m. ET with live UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Swanson” play-by-play. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC Fight Night 57 headliner Cub Swanson, who will look to earn a title shot by defeating Fran read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

If you have a Super Saturday hangover, there's no time to nurse it. Well, I guess you could just not watch this Saturday's fights, but let's assume that's not an option, in the interest of you contin read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing its brand of mixed martial arts (MMA) back to "The Centennial State" for UFC Fight Night 60, headlined by a welterweight contender match pitting the " read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

Before UFC 181 comes fully into focus, check out the first fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, which took place at UFC 171 in March of 2014. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Top 10 flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz will look to build momentum with a victory this Saturday (Nov. 22, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 57 inside the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Betw read news >>