Sean Sherk. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk will make his return to action when he takes on standout wrestler and Xtreme Couture member Tyson Griffin at UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote, which will emanate from the Allstate Arena near Chicago on October 25th.
The UFC officially announced the bout earlier today.
Sherk’s lightweight championship reign was cut short last year because of a positive test for steroids under the watch of the California State Athletic Comission. After nearly ten months of inactivity, the Minnesota native returned suffered his first loss since winning the title at the hands of current champion B.J. Penn at UFC 84 back in May.
Meanwhile Griffin has rebounded from suffering his first professional loss to Frankie Edgar last year by winning four straight fights, most recently a unanimous decision over former PRIDE standout Marcus Aurelio at UFC 86 last month. Griffin has also defeated Thiago Tavares, Clay Guida, and Gleison Tibau over the past twelve months.
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