(Does training with Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann help Pyle prepare for John "The Hitman" Hathaway?
Xtreme Couture welterweight Mike "Quicksand" Pyle will step in for injured Dong Hyun Kim to face fast-rising British welterweight John "The Hitman" Hathaway at UFC 120 on October 16 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
The bout was first reported by Gareth Davis of the UK’s The Daily Telegraph and CagePotato.com has since confirmed the bout with sources close to both camps.
Pyle (20-7-1) is 2-2 in his UFC career with wins over Jesse Lennox and Chris Wilson and losses to Jake Ellenberger and Brock Larson.
4-0 in the Octagon, Hathaway (14-0), an undefeated product of London Shootfighters, logged the biggest win of his career – a unanimous decision over TUF 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez in his last fight at UFC 114 in May.
October 16, 2010
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Michael Bisping
Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit
John Hathaway vs. Mike Pyle
Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo – rumored
Steve Cantwell vs. TBA
Spencer Fisher vs Kurt Warburton
Tom Blackledge vs James McSweeney
Cyrille Diabate vs Alexander Gustafsson
Rob Broughton vs Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz
Paul Sass vs TBA