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Florian comments on UFC 91 fight vs. Stevenson

Kenny Florian is still scheduled to take on Joe Stevenson in a lightweight contender bout at UFC 91 "Couture vs. Lesnar" on Nov. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Florian commented on the fight in his newsletter released this afternoon.

"As some of you have heard, I will be fighting Joe Stevenson on November 15th at UFC 91 at the MGM in Las Vegas.

Joe Stevenson (34-8) is a very tough competitor. His experience, wrestling abilities, submission skills and improved stand-up game, make him a dangerous opponent.

I am looking forward to this great challenge and will step up my training in the next couple of weeks. It will also be pretty cool to be fighting on the same card as the legendary Randy Couture as he takes on a big and tough Brock Lesnar."

Both have fought for the UFC lightweight belt and have fallen short. Florian lost to Sean Sherk at UFC 64 in Oct. 2006, but has won five in a row to put himself close to another shot. Stevenson lost to BJ Penn earlier this year but returned in July at UFC 76 to submit Gleison Tibau.