Eddie Gordon to Face Josh Samman at UFC 181

Eddie Gordon to Face Josh Samman at UFC 181

TUF 19 middleweight winner Eddie “Truck” Gordon and Josh Samman have verbally agreed to square off at UFC 181.

The card is taking place on December 6, and it was supposed to have Chris Weidman defend his title against Vitor Belfort, until Weidman has to withdraw due to a hand injury.

The new main event will be between Robbie Lawler and Johnny Hendricks in a welterweight title rematch.

Gordon (7-1, 1-0 in the UFC) was the winner of the middleweight tournament on the Ultimate Fighter Season 19.

Josh Samman (10-2, 1-0 in the UFC) also had a successful debut in the UFC defeating Kevin Casey via TKO.

Samman has not fought since that bout, which took place April 2013.

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