Kenny Florian to take on Evan Dunham at UFC 127

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:   Lightweight champion BJ Penn (R) battles Kenny Florian during their lightweight championship title bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Jeremy Botter of fills everyone in on the news of Kenny Florian’s big bout with Evan Dunham at UFC 127.

Florian revealed the news during last night’s episode of ESPN’s “MMA Live.” confirmed that bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly.

“We’ve verbally agreed to fight Evan Dunham, which is great news,” Florian said. “Phenomenal opponent, which I’m very excited about, and it looks like it may happen on Super Bowl weekend.”

UFC 127 is expected to take place Feb. 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.

Florian and Dunham are both seeking to rebound from tough losses.

Dunham battered Sean Sherk in a meeting at UFC 119, but the judges inexplicably awarded the bout to Sherk via split decision. It was the first defeat of Dunham’s career, but he impressed the UFC brass and fans with his performance that night.

Florian lost a one-sided battle to Gray Maynard at UFC 118.

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