The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Denver on August 11th for UFC 150. Two bouts are already booked for the card which will take place the Pepsi Center. The news was initially reported by the DenverPost.com.
Luiz Cane will square off against Yushin Okami in a middleweight bout while Thiago Tavares will face Dennis Hallman in lightweight action.
Cane (12-4) and Okami (26-7) will both be looking to get back in the win column after suffering defeats in their most recent bout. Cane would lose byb technical knockout to Stanislav Nedkov at UFC 134 in August. After losing three of his last four a move to middleweight may help to jump-start his career. Okami, a former middleweight title challenger, appeared to be cruising to a win against Tim Boetsch at UFC 144. However, Boetsch would record an incredible comeback with a technical knockout of Okami in the third round.
Tavares (17-4-1) will look to build upon the momentum of his last two wins while fighting in his home country of Brazil. He would defeat Spencer Fisher by technical knockout at UFC 134 and earn a decision win over Sam Stout at UFC 142. The veteran Hallman (51-14-2) has won three of his past four bouts. He defeated John Makdessi by submission at UFC 140 in December. Hallman has recorded an incredible 40 wins by submission during his career.
UFC 150 is expected to also feature the lightweight title rematch between Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar.
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