The UFC is currently working towards booking ‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Gian Villante in a light heavyweight bout for UFC Fight Night 107 according to multiple sources, per Ariel Helwani.
UFC Fight Night 107 will be held on March 11, 2017, at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Rua (24-10 MMA), the former Pride Middleweight Grand Prix winner and former UFC light-heavyweight champion rebounded from a two-fight skid in 2014 to earn two wins of his own most recently. A ‘Fight of the Night’ unanimous decision win over Antônio Rogério Nogueira in 2015 was followed by a split decision win over Corey Anderson Decision at UFC 198.
Villante (15-7 MMA) rebounded from a unanimous decision loss to Ilir Latifi Decision at UFC 196 by earning a TKO win over Saparbek Safarov at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov. The fight also earned Villane ‘Fight of the Night’ honours.
With this bout, UFC Fight Night 107 looks like this:
Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Mauricio Rua vs. Gian Villante
Edson Barboza vs. Beneil Dariush
Josh Burkman vs. Michel Prazeres
Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Ion Cutelaba