Keith Jardine Expected to Take On Luis Arthur Cane at UFC 97
Published by Mike M. on January 8, 2009
Keith Jardine (14 - 4 - 1) will not be making an appearance at UFC 96, after all. Instead, Jardine will be taking on UFC light heavyweight Luis Arthur Cane (9 - 1) at UFC 97 on April 18th, in Montreal, according to MMABay.co.uk
Jardine is fresh off of a decision win against muay thai specialist Brandon Vera at UFC 89. Jardine has had a rocky road in the UFC so far, and back to back wins over Vera and Cane would definitely thrust him into the upper echelon of the light heavyweight rankings once again.
Cane on the other hand is coming off of an impressive knockout of highly touted former Pride standout, Rameau Thierry Sokodjou at the same event, UFC 89. Cane is 2 - 1 in the UFC with his other win coming over Jason Lambert via TKO, and his lone loss coming at the hands of James Irvin via disqualification, after kneeing a downed opponent.
This should be a fantastic fight between two guys who are known to give their all inside the cage. The winner of this fight will definitely be throwing their name in contention for future title considerations.
jardine continuously gets top guys in the division...and this is no different...wow, luis cane is a scary dude, it'll be interesting to see what kind of gameplan greg jackson can muster up for this one....
luis will probably be the betting favourite...sounds like a fun fight for the fans tho...