MFC 25: Wilson Gouveia vs Ryan Jimmo

American Top Team’s Wilson Gouveia (12-7) has inked a big return to mixed martial arts. Monday he signed a multi-fight deal with Maximum Fighting Championship and will fight Canadian star “Big Deal” Ryan Jimmo (12-1) at MFC 25: Vindication at the Winspear Centre/Enmax Hall in Edmonton, Alberta April 9.

Wednesday, Gouveia told, “I’m excited! I have friends that fight for MFC and they all tell me good things.”

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In The Works: UFC 106 L’il Nog vs Luiz Cain, UFC 107 Gouveia vs Belcher

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To middleweight mathups are currently in the works, according to MMAWeekly,

Antonio “L’il Nog” Nogueira (17-3), twin bother of former UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Noguera (Big Nog) will likely make is UFC debut taking on Luiz Cain (10-1) at UFC 106 on Nov 21 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Also, Wilson Gouveia will is expected to take on Alen Belcher at UFC 107 on Dec. 12 from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn.

Gouveia suffered a back injury which has keep him out of the cage, following his UFC 95 loss to Nate Marquardt.

For more on UFC 107 and UFC 106, check out our UFC Rumors section.

James Irvin Injured Knee, Out Of UFC 102 Fight With Wilson Gouveia


James “Bad Luck” Irvin has suffered a massive knee injury and is forced to pull out of his UFC 102 “Couture vs Nogueira” fight with Wilson Gouveia. The news first broke by Carmichael Dave on the Underground forum, but has since been confirmed by several MMA news sites.

Sacramento based fighter James Irvin has suffered another massive setback in his oft-injured career, this time with a massive knee injury….Irvin is expected to undergo reconstructive surgery sometime in the next few days, and is also expected to miss 6-10 months.

The UFC has yet to announce a replacement for Irvin.

For the latest on UFC 102, check out our UFC Rumors.

Ed Herman (15-7) has agreed to face Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102, according to Sherdog.