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OFFICIAL: Sokoudjou vs. Machida at UFC 79

Ok, now we're talking. UFC 79 is shaping up to be one of the best MMA cards in quite some time. And the signing of Sokoudjou means they've added another top 10 ranked fighter to their roster:

2007 has seen the UFC's light heavyweight division became the most talent-rich weight class in the world. At UFC 79, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on December 29th, fight fans will get a glimpse of the newest addition to the 205-pound ranks as "The African Assassin", Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, makes his UFC debut against unbeaten sharpshooter Lyoto Machida.

"Sokoudjou is an explosive athlete with heavy hands and great judo who is coming off huge back-to-back knockout wins over two top ten guys in Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira," said UFC President Dana White. "Bringing him in just makes the stacked 205-pound division even stronger, and there are endless great matchups for him here in the UFC."

I guess this means they won't have to make up laughable talking points anymore, e.g. "Bisping vs. Evans will determine who gets into the top 5 in the light heavyweight division." Riiiiiiiiight.