Friday, January 30, 2009

Xavier Foupa-Pokam signed for UFC debut with Denis Kang in Montreal

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Cage Rage and Palace Fighting Championship veteran Xavier Foupa-Pokam (20-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and middleweight Denis Kang (31-11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 97. ( learned of the bout late Thursday night from multiple sources close to the event.

While not yet officially announced by the organization, UFC 97 is tentatively scheduled for April 18 in Montreal.

Foupa-Pokam is a French native who trains with PRIDE, DEEP and ShoXC veteran Cyrille Diabate's Snake Team. "Professor X" last fought in January in a first-round knockout of BodogFIGHT and King of the Cage veteran Kyacey Uscola.

The 26-year-old is currently on a seven-fight win streak and has earned victories in 12 of his past 13 bouts.

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