UFC 109 confirms Rolles and Coleman vs Couture

Yesterday, December 25, Rolles Gracie’s opponent for the February-6 UFC 109 show, in Las Vegas, was confirmed. The first member of the Gracie family to feature in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since Royce, Rolles, will have Mostapha Al Turk across the octagon from him in his debut for the event, just as announced some weeks ago. According to the UFC website, the fight will feature on the live television broadcast.

Mostapha has lost his last two outings in the UFC, whereas Rolles has used his Jiu-Jitsu effectively to remain undefeated in his prior MMA bouts, achieving the submission before the bell ending the first round sounded in all three outings. The most recent came at Art of War, in China, when he used an arm-and-neck choke to finish off Peter Grahan. Check out the Photo Gallery featuring a recent training session of the Gracie’s.

Rolles works on his striking with Mark Henry

Rolles works on his striking with Mark Henry

The evening’s main event pits Randy Couture against Mark Coleman. On the main card, Jiu-Jitsu black belts Demian Maia and Paulo Thiago face off against Dan Miller and Josh Koscheck, respectively.

Also on the main card, Nate Marquardt faces Chael Sonnen and Matt Serra dukes it out with Frank Trigg. Another Gentle Art black belt, Ronys Torres makes is long-awaited debut in the event, against Melvin Guillard.

Check out the updated card:

UFC 109
January 21, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mark Coleman vs Randy Couture

Josh Koscheck vs Paulo Thiago

Demian Maia vs Dan Miller

Nate Marquardt vs Chael Sonnen

Matt Serra vs Frank Trigg

Justin Buchholz vs Mac Danzig

Melvin Guillard vs Ronys Torres

Tim Hague vs Chris Tuchscherer

Rob Emerson vs Phillipe Nover

Rolles Gracie vs Mostapha Al Turk

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