UFC 109 – Mark Coleman vs. Randy Couture Betting Odds

UFC 109:

: Feb 06, 2010
The UFC 109 event is expected to take place Super Bowl weekend at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The UFC didn’t have to look to long for a replacement to face Paulo Thiago at UFC 109, as Mike Swick will step in to replace his fallen American Kickboxing Academy teammate, Josh Koscheck, at the February 6th event.

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Swick (14-3) had won 9 of his last 10, including four-straight at 170-pounds, before dropping a unanimous decision to upcoming welterweight challenger Dan Hardy in November. The loss marked his first since dropping down to welterweight in 2008.

After upsetting Koscheck with a first-round knockout in his UFC debut in February, Paulo Thiago, boasts a 12-1 mark of his own and with seven of his victories coming via submission. The Brazilian’s only loss came at the hands of his American Kickboxing Academy teammate Jon Fitch at UFC 100.

Other fights on the card include Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman and Frank Trigg vs. Matt Serra.

Mark Coleman vs. Randy Couture

The bout will mark the first time UFC hall of famers have met in the Octagon. Both former heavyweight champions, Couture was originally slated to face Coleman at UFC 17 in May 1998 in Mobile, Ala., before the four-time Olympic alternate hurt his ribs prepping for that year’s Greco-Roman wrestling Nationals.

Instead, Coleman fought Pete Williams, a then unknown Lion’s Den protégé, and was knocked out with a head kick just past the 12-minute mark. The accomplished wrestlers’ paths did not cross again, until now.

Couture is a cerebral fighter that will have significant advantages on defense, striking ability and stamina. Coleman is a “tough guy” but he does not have the versatility to keep up with Couture. Coleman has lost 3 of his last 4 fights and Couture’s effectiveness in the clinch and cardio conditioning should help him score a stoppage.

Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg

A welterweight bout between former champion Matt Serra (9-6 MMA, 6-6 UFC) and one-time top contender Frank Trigg (19-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) are set to do battle.

Serra (9-6) has fought just twice since his shocking upset of welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre in April 2007, dropping back-to-back bouts to St-Pierre in April 2008 and Hughes in May 2009.

Trigg, meanwhile, is fighting for his life in the organization. He went 2-3 in the UFC during his first stint (2003 to 2005) with a couple title losses to then-champ Hughes. However, after leaving the organization, he eventually defeated Jason “Mayhem” Miller for the Rumble of the Rock middleweight title, dropped to welterweight, and posted six wins in a seven-fight span to earn his way back into the UFC. The 37-year-old then met fellow former NCAA Division I wrestler Josh Koscheck at UFC 103 in September and suffered a first-round TKO loss. One more loss and Frank Trigg will be looking to fight in another organization.

UFC 109 Results and Main Card winners:

Randy Couture defeats Mark Coleman by submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Rd2

Chael Sonnen defeats Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision

Paulo Thiago defeats Mike Swick by submission (D’arce Choke) In Rd2

Damien Maia defeats Dan Miller by unanimous decision

Matt Serra defeats Frank Trigg by KO in Rd1

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