MMAbay is reporting that a match between Joe Stevenson and Kenny Florian is in the works for a November 15th event, probably UFC 91, which is rumored to be held in Florian’s hometown of Boston, Mass. I do not know how reliable this source is, but it would make sense. Florian wants to fight again rather than wait around for B.J. Penn. Joe Stevenson is clearly a top 5 lightweight and would be a good test for Kenny. A win for Florian would make it impossible to deny him a title shot. A loss would further confuse the divison, but possibly give way to a guy like Tyson Griffin to take a shot at the belt. Florian is coming off of a solid win over contender Roger Huerta and Stevenson is coming off of a come from behind victory over Gleison Tibau.
This event should shape up soon, and some have speculated that a light heavyweight match between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva is possible here for the main event. We will wait and see.