March 13, 2009

As the UFC prepares for possibly one of its biggest shows of all time in July, UFC 100 has now added a lightweight bout between Oklahoma native MattGrice and Shannon Gugerty. Both fighters are looking to bounce back from recent losses in the Octagon.

The fight was confirmed to on Thursday by sources close to the negotiations.

Grice returned to the UFC in February after more than a year off from the sport when the family man took time off to attend the police academy with the blessing of the promotion. In his first fight back, Grice lost to Matt Hughes student Matt Veach in a controversial stoppage in the first round.

Currently 1-2 in the UFC, Grice looks to rebound with a strong performance in his next fight, as Shannon Gugerty will provide the opposition.

Gugerty, with a 1-1 record in the Octagon, returns to action after a submission loss to Spencer Fisher in his last fight at UFC 90 in October 2008.

Training with fighters such as Dean Lister, Brandon Vera and Jason Lambert, Gugerty has a great team at his disposal to get ready for the fight, but with both fighters coming in off of losses the pressure will be on to go out and look impressive.

The fight between Grice and Gugerty will likely end up on the untelevised portion of the pay-per-view, which will be headlined by two main events as Georges St. Pierre defends his welterweight title against Thiago Alves, and Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar look to unify the UFC heavyweight title.

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