A welterweight tilt between two-fight UFC veterans Mike Guymon and Daniel Roberts is on tap for UFC 121 this October.
The match up was reported by MMAjunkie.com, who learned of the news that verbal agreements are set between the two competitors.
Guymon, a longtime veteran of the sport, rebounded this past May from his loss to Rory MacDonald at “UFC Fight Night 20” with a unanimous decision victory over Yoshiyuki Yoshida on the preliminary card of UFC 113. The victory pushed his professional record to 12-3-1 and brought his record with the promotion to an even 1-1.
Like Guymon, Roberts recently evened up his own record with the UFC to 1-1. After a vicious knockout slam that cost him his UFC debut against John Howard at “UFC on Versus 1”, Roberts rebounded with a narrow split-decision victory over Forrest Petz at UFC 116 on the UFC’s July 3 preliminary card. A submission ace, seven of Roberts’ 10 professional victories have come by way of submission. The loss to Howard was his first loss as a professional.
The match up is expected to be a part of the preliminary card of UFC 121, which is slated for October 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Though no bouts have been officially confirmed by the promotion, the card is expected to feature a heavyweight championship fight between title-holder Brock Lesnar and top contender Cain Velasquez, as well as a welterweight match up between newly-signed Jake Shields and Martin Kampmann.