Kenny Florian recently announced he’s dropping from lightweight to featherweight. For his debut in the new weight class, Florian faces Diego Nunes, who’s coming off a win over the former champion Mike Brown.
André Pederneiras, Diego’s coach at Nova União, confirmed the bout for UFC 131, which is scheduled for June 11th, in Vancouver, Canada. “We’ve got the contract here, we’ve signed it and we’re sending it today for UFC”, confirmed Andre.
Kenny Florian was rumored to fight Jose Aldo before the UFC-WEC merger, and a win over Nunes could throw the American into the title contention in the featherweight division. “If Florian defeated Diego I believe the UFC would give him the title shot (against the winner of Aldo vs Mark Hominick). But, if Diego wins, I believe the UFC wouldn’t give him the title shot. I think he’d have to do one more fight before that”.
"if Diego wins, he’ll only fight for the belt if it’s not on Junior’s hands”, guarantees Pederneiras.
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