David Bielkheden has announced he’ll return to the octagon at UFC 97 on April 18th in Montreal, Canada against Mark Bocek.
Bielkheden (13-6), who previously announced he’d return to action at UFC 96 in March, debuted in the UFC in the welterweight division but promptly dropped to lightweight after losing to Diego Sanchez at UFC 82. “The Brazilian Swede’s” 155-pound debut came at UFC 89 in October with a unanimous decision victory over Jess Liaudin.
Bocek (6-2) entered the UFC in 2007 with a 4-0 record but has since gone 2-2, dropping bouts to Frank Edgar and Mac Danzig while earning wins over Doug Evans and, most recently, Alvin Robinson. The bout will be Bocek’s second in front of his home country, previously losing to Danzig at UFC 83 in Montreal last April.
Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua headlines UFC 97, with middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites, David Loiseau vs. Ed Herman, and Jonathan Goulet vs. Tamdan McCrory also rumored to take place at the event.