Rob Emerson vs. Keita Nakamura Set for UFC 81

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juanez13
1/7/08 10:17:34PM
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The UFC recently announced a slew of official UFC 81 fights, and one that is a welterweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 5” cast member Rob Emerson (6-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Keita Nakamura (14-2-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC).

Emerson will take on Nakamura, a veteran of the Japanese fight scene. Nakamura headed to the U.S. for his octagon debut in December 2006, but the trip thus far hasn’t been a success; he’s suffered unanimous-decision losses to both Brock Larson (UFC Fight Night 7) and Drew Fickett (UFC Fight Night 9) — the first losses of his four-year career. Back in November, he returned to Japan and posted a first-round knockout victory over Takefumi Hanai (2-3-2) in a smaller fight promotion.

The Emerson-Nakamura fight will appear on the night’s un-televised preliminary card.
quezocrema0032
1/7/08 11:31:44PM
y do u think emersons fighting at 170 ?
jae_1833
1/7/08 11:48:04PM
Maybe just closer to his natural weight...or maybe it'll be like the fight Clementi had a couple of months ago, he fought at like 165...I forget the exact wieght, even though he planned on dropping to 155 the whole time, you know just to get the fight.
jae_1833
1/7/08 11:49:18PM
K-Taro is officially a WW, so I think it will be at some catch weiight.
kevietre
1/8/08 12:10:42AM
Emerson had good fights on TUF I think he's got great potential. I see him taking this one he's a tough young guy and this is a great chance for him to step up. let's see how he handles a big ppv I think he will rise to the occasion.
Sam_Rothstein
1/8/08 5:08:13AM
looks like they want to get nakamura his first ufc win
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