UFC 120 Roster Complete with 11 Matchups

By Brian Knapp Oct 7, 2010
Promotional mainstay Spencer Fisher (pictured left) will square off with newcomer Curt Warburton in a preliminary matchup at UFC 120 “Bisping vs. Akiyama” on Oct. 16 at the O2 Arena in London. The UFC on Thursday finalized an 11-match lineup for the event, which will air via same-day tape delay on Spike TV.

Fisher will carry a two-fight losing streak into the match; he has never lost three in a row. The 34-year-old Pat Miletich protégé last appeared at “The Ultimate Fighter 11” Finale in June, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Dennis Siver at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Wins over world-ranked welterweight Thiago Alves, former Shooto welterweight champion Caol Uno and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 quarter-finalist Matt Wiman anchor his lengthy resume. Fisher, a native of Cashiers, N.C., has secured 19 of his 23 career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission.

Based at the Wolfslair Academy, Warburton will enter his promotional debut on the strength of a two-fight winning streak. The 29-year-old Englishman has not competed since October 2009, when he took a unanimous decision from Tom Maguire under the Strike and Submit banner. Warburton has finished five fights inside one round and holds a victory over “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 winner Ross Pearson.

A middleweight matchup pairing “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 winner Michael Bisping with Yoshihiro Akiyama will headline UFC 120, along with a key welterweight battle between Dan Hardy and former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Carlos Condit. In addition, undefeated British export John Hathaway will take on Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts veteran Mike Pyle at 170 pounds and French kickboxer Cheick Kongo will collide with the unbeaten heavyweight Travis Browne.

UFC 120 “Bisping vs. Akiyama”
Saturday, Oct. 16
O2 Arena

Michael Bisping vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit
John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle
Cheick Kongo vs. Travis Browne
James Wilks vs. Claude Patrick
Cyrille Diabate vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Rob Broughton vs. Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz
Steve Cantwell vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Paul Sass vs. Mark Holst
Spencer Fisher vs. Curt Warburton
James McSweeney vs. Fabio Maldonado
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