UFC 89 takes place on October 19th at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England and will likely air on Spike TV. Just 2,500 tickets remain for the event. Middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Chris Leben will clash in the evening’s main event.
Sokoudjou (5-2) rebounded from his UFC debut loss to Lyoto Machida with a first-round TKO victory over Kazuhiro Nakamura at UFC 84 in May. Cane (8-1) also stumbled in his UFC debut, losing via disqualification to James Irvin at UFC 79 in December. He too was able to reboud, defeating Jason Lambert via first-round TKO at UFC 85 in June.
Gono (28-12-7) was last in action in November, defeating Tamden McCrory via second-round submission in his UFC debut at UFC 78. Hardy (19-6) is a UK UFC newcomer who has won three-straight bouts and eight of his last nine.
Carwin (9-0) is a heavyweight prospect who knocked out Christian Wellisch in under one minute in his UFC debut at UFC 84 in May. Wain (4-0) is another English UFC newcomer who has won all four of his professional bouts via knockout.