On this week’s edition of ESPN.com’s MMA Live, co-host and UFC lightweight Kenny Florian announced he inked a contract to face Gray Maynard at UFC 118 in KenFlo’s hometown of Boston.
Florian owns an impressive 13-4 professional record and was last seen dominating Japanese sensation Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 21 last month. Including his third round rear-naked submission of Gomi, the former two-time top contender has finished in 12 of his 13 wins.
Maynard, on the other hand, holds a perfect 9-0 mark however seven of his victories were handed to him by the judges sitting ring-side. The Xtreme Couture trained fighter posted an uneventful split decision win over Nate Diaz in his last outing.
UFC 118 is slated to take place inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on August 28th.