Details about UFC86 continue to flow forth like a cool stream on a hot summer’s day. First came the underwhelming news that a trio of American Top Team underperformers were booked, then Corey Hill vs some poor bastard and a Patrick Cote vs Ricardo Almeida booking. Today we get to see some more decent names added to the card: Joe Stevenson will be taking on Gleison Tibau, and a fight between Josh Koscheck and Chris Lytle is in the works.
Gleison Tibau is a nice rebound fight for Joe Stevenson, who really needs to crack someone’s skull open in order to erase the mental image we all have of him in the fetal position bleeding and sobbing after the BJ Penn massacre. I haven’t seen anything in Tibau’s past performances that make me think he can handle Joe Daddy, so chalk up one obvious bout for the card right there.
Josh Koscheck vs Chris Lytle is a bit more interesting, partly because Koscheck still isn’t re-signed with the UFC. I never really expected Kos to go anywhere any time soon anyways, so it’s not too much of a stretch to believe that the UFC is already slotting him while negotiations work themselves out. As for the fight itself, we’ll get to see if Chris Lytle can actually win a fight against somebody in the top 10 or if he’ll forever be that dude on the undercard who’ll never manage to get anywhere.