Yahoo: UFN 21 live coverage starts at 5:15 p.m. ET

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Sep 11, 2006
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Takanori Gomi returns to U.S. shores with little fanfare outside of hardcore fight fans. Tonight is his chance for a career rebirth and a step towards becoming a star in the States. Can he do it? Is he motivated?

Once considered the best fighter in the world at 155 pounds, Gomi, 31, has been on the downslide the last two years. Too often, he's looked out of shape and too reliant on one-punch knockout power.

That doesn't mean he's not dangerous. He does have rare punching power for the weight and was the winner of 24-of-26 to start his career.

Will Kenny Florian look to stand with him at all? We're guessing a little to set up a takedown and get it to the ground where Florian can work some ground and pound, and eventually a submission.We find out tonight with UFC's free card on Spike. The telecast goes live at 8 p.m. ET. Cagewriter is cageside in Charlotte, N.C. for Ultimate Fight Night 21. Our fight-by-fight coverage begins around 5:15 p.m. ET.

UFN 21 betting odds (Courtesy Venetian Resort Hotel Casino):

Takanori Gomi (+280) v. Kenny Florian (-360) - Lightweight
Stefan Struve (+280) v. Roy Nelson (-360) - Heavyweight
Denis Siver (+170) v. Ross Pearson (-200) - Lightweight
Rafaello Oliveira (+130) v. Andre Winner (-160) - Lightweight
Jacob Volkmann (+170) v. Ronny Torres (-200) - Lightweight
Rob Emerson (+150) v. Nik Lentz (-180) - Lightweight
Caol Uno (+220) v. Gleison Tibau (-300) - Lightweight
Lucio Linhares (+350) v. Yushin Okami (-500) - Middleweight
Mario Miranda (+125) v. Gerald Harris (-155) - Middleweight
Charlie Brenneman (+155) v. Jason High (-185) - Lighweight

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