Article

Welterweight Contenders Collide on UFC 106 Card

The talent-rich welterweight division will be on display on the main card of UFC 106 on November 21st, with two exciting matchups just made official this week.
 

By Thomas Gerbasi

The talent-rich welterweight division will be on display on the main card of UFC 106 on November 21st, with two exciting matchups just made official this week.

First up, former world title challenger Jon Fitch will look to extend his two fight winning streak and stay on the road to another shot at the belt when he takes on former middleweight standout Ricardo Almeida, who is making his 170-pound debut.

Then perennial contender Karo “The Heat” Parisyan returns to the Octagon to take on rising star Dustin Hazelett in an interesting clash between a world-class judoka and a submission specialist.

Also signed for UFC 106, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas is a middleweight preliminary matchup between Kendall Grove and Jake Rosholt.

Tickets for UFC 106, which is headlined by the heavyweight championship bout between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin and the light heavyweight rematch between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, are on sale now.

Sunday, October 26
3AM
CEST
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media

Recent
Chad Mendes had to commit to growth as a mixed martial artist after a disappointing loss to Jose Aldo back in 2012. The Team Alpha Male product learned from his only career loss and is ready for Aldo-Mendes II at UFC 179.
Oct 22, 2014
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles updates fans on Cain Velasquez' injury, the return of The Ultimate Fighter, and today's all-new Dana Download.
Oct 22, 2014
Last night on BT Sport's Beyond the Octagon featherweights Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes exchanged trash talk. Watch Conor's Checklist of featherweights on UFC FIGHT PASS: http://www.ufc.tv/category/conors-checklist
Oct 22, 2014
As featherweight champion Jose Aldo prepares for his title defense on home soil in Rio, he has harsh words for his opponent Chad Mendes and divisional up-and-comer Conor McGregor. Still stateside, Mendes trains alongside Nate Diaz.
Oct 21, 2014