Herman and Wilson
Gouveia have agreed to face off in a middleweight bout at
102 on Aug. 29 in Portland, Ore., according to sources close to
If signed, Herman will replace James Irvin,
who withdrew from the bout due to recurring knee injury sustained
in training, as first reported by Sports 1140 KHTK host Carmichael
Irvin’s manager, Mike
Roberts, confirmed the injury to Sherdog.com on Wednesday.
Roberts said the 30-year-old fighter will undergo a second surgery
for his right knee that could shelve Irvin anywhere from six to
nine months, according to early estimates.
Herman (15-7), a member of Matt
Lindland’s Team Quest squad, earned a unanimous decision
Loiseau at UFC 97 last April in Montreal. Herman was the
runner-up on season three of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
American Top Team’s Gouveia (12-6) will look to rebound from a
third-round technical knockout loss to Nate
Marquardt at UFC 95 last January in London.