Kenny Florian (14-4) will be taking on undefeated Gray Maynard (9-0) as part of the upcoming UFC 118 event in Boston. Florian confirmed the news earlier today on the ‘ESPN MMA Live’ show. The Peruvian-American fighter lost to BJ Penn for a chance at the title back at UFC 101. Immediately after his loss, Florian returned with back to back submission wins over Clay Guida at UFC 107 and then to Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 21.
Maynard remains unbeaten in his overall MMA career with 9 wins and no losses, 7 of those victories being in the UFC. Maynard is perhaps one win from acquiring his chance at the title with recent wins over two top notch fighters including Roger Huerta and Nate Diaz. On the other hand, Florian may also be a fight or two away from getting his second chance at the belt.