Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Jonathan Goulet to Fight on UFC 83 Card

Originally posted by Staff [mmajunkie-staff] on Mar 05, 2008 at 9:10 am in

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The UFC recently posted the final televised card for "UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2," an event that takes place April 19 at Montreal's Bell Centre.

It's the first-ever UFC event held in Canada and is scheduled to air via pay-per-view.

UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra meets interim champ (and French-Canadian) Georges St. Pierre in the night's headline bout. The interim title was created after Serra was forced to pull out of a UFC 79 main event with Matt Hughes due to injury; St. Pierre fought -- and defeated -- Hughes in his place.

The full card can be found at

Serra and St. Pierre first fought in April 2007. Serra won the welterweight division of "The Ultimate Fighter 4" and was granted an automatic title shot with then-champ St. Pierre. In one of the sport's biggest upsets, Serra scored a first-round TKO to claim the 170-lb. title.

One noteworthy omission from the televised card is a Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen fight. MacDonald is a middleweight mainstay in the UFC who fights of Edmonton, and Doerksen hails from Manitoba. The two fighters first met at an October 2005 Ultimate Cage Wars event. MacDonald won via fourth-round submission.

The full card includes:


Champ Matt Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre (title-unification bout)
Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter
Nate Quarry vs. Kalib Starnes
Michael Bisping vs. Charles McCarthy
Marc Bocek vs. Mac Danzig

Joe Doerksen vs. Jason MacDonald
Rich Clementi vs. Sam Stout
Alan Belcher vs. Jason Day
Jonathan Goulet vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Ed Herman vs. Demian Maia*

* -- Fight not confirmed by UFC



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