Marcus Davis could draw Nate Diaz at UFC 118 if commission issues resolved
The "Irish Hand Grenade" got his wish to fight in Beantown.
Not long after Marcus Davis (17-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) told MMAjunkie.com Radio that UFC officials were trying to get him a spot on the UFC 118 fight card, Nate Diaz (12-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has answered the call to fight him at the East Coast event.
Sources close to the promotion today told MMAjunkie.com
) that the two have verbally agreed to the fight with bout agreements expected to be signed shortly.
UFC 118 is expected to take place Aug. 28 at Boston's TD Garden; it'll be the first UFC event to be held in Massachusetts since the sport received official sanctioning earlier this year. A lightweight title rematch between newly minted champion Frankie Edgar and former champion BJ Penn headlines the event.
The bout could air on Spike TV, which has become a home for televised preliminary fights leading into UFC pay-per-view cards. Ten of the "UFC Prelims" specials are contracted for 2010.