Although it has not yet been officially confirmed, word of some future Ultimate Fighting Championship matchups has been leaked. Thus, it is likely we may see Rogerio Minotouro, Kimbo Slice, Josh Koshcheck and Ricardo Funch in events down the road.
Coming off a win over Luis “Banha” at UFC 106, Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rogerio Minotouro is being tipped to face Forrest Griffin, who beat Tito Ortiz in his last appearance. The news was broken by Fighters Only magazine, but no date or location has been defined. In a recent conversation with GRACIEMAG.com, Rogerio commented on the possibility:
“It would be a good fight. Forrest is an aggressive guy, fights standing, and I like that. He also has excellent Jiu-Jitsu and absurd stamina. It would be a really good fight,” he said.
Another promising matchup is between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley. The bout should figure on the card for UFC 113, on May 1st in Canada. England’s Daley has been impressing in the octagon, having gotten the knockout in both his appearances in the UFC.
Crowd favorite Kimbo Slice is another who should be making another appearance for the organization. Kimbo won in his UFC debut against Houston Alexander, in December. His next challenge will be Matt Mitrione, also at UFC 113 in Canada.
To close out the report on likely matchups, Ricardo Funch suffered the first loss of his career in his debut for the organization, against Johnny Hendricks, at UFC 107. On March 27, the Golden Boy, as he is known, will have a chance to redeem himself against Matthew Riddle, at UFC 111, in New Jersey.