Article

Fightnews - Polar opposites come together in the Octagon

In terms of personality, Kenny “Ken Flo” Florian and Roger “El Matador” Huerta are polar opposites. Florian exudes quiet confidence while Huerta’s confidence is often mistaken for arrogance.

Story by Andreas Hale

In terms of personality, Kenny “Ken Flo” Florian and Roger “El Matador” Huerta are polar opposites. Florian exudes quiet confidence while Huerta’s confidence is often mistaken for arrogance.

Despite personality differences, the two men share some similarities. Both have impressive records in the Octagon and both are vying for the number one contender slot in the UFC’s lightweight division. The score will be settled August 9 in Minneapolis at UFC 87.

The three-round bout has been heavily anticipated since it was announced, and given the histories of the two men, could end up being one of the most exciting and talked about match ups of the year. With UFC 87 just two weeks away, all previous trash talk has subsided, revealing two fighters with great respect for each other.

“I consider Roger at the top of the weight class,” Florian says of Huerta. “He’s been tearing through competitors and popularity-wise, we’re at the top. In my opinion, it was the best fight you could put together in this weight class. I’m in the UFC to fight the best, and I consider Roger one of the best.”

Click here for the full story!

Saturday, September 20
3AM/12AM
ETPT
Tokyo, Japan

Media

Recent
"The Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi rocks Tyson Griffin with a right hand and earns a knockout victory inside the Octagon. Watch Gomi battle Myles Jury in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night Japan.
Sep 16, 2014
A sneak peak of today's new episode of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America and a preview to two exclusive VICE media videos on Fight Night Tokyo's Takanori Gomi and Rin Nakai in today's UFC Minute!
Sep 16, 2014
She is known for her quirky style and eye-opening promotional stunts, yet Rin Nakai can back it up with a 16-0-1 record. On Saturday, Sept. 20 she faces former Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate as they go toe-to-toe in Saitama, exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Sep 15, 2014
Watch the post-fight press conference live following the event.
Sep 15, 2014