This is the match I have been hoping for ever since the “Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi (31-5) was rumored to be signing with UFC, and now that he is signed, we may just see it. Kenny Florian may face off against Gomi for Fight Night 21 in North Carolina March 31.

Although not just yet officially announced, Florian (12-4) is expected to make the announcement on today’s ESPN MMA Live show. The first part of this announcement was made via ESPN’s official MMA Live Twitter account.

The former Pride FC champ, Gomi, has signed on with UFC for a multi fight deal, which is very exciting for the lightweight division. Takanori Gomi could very well jump right into an early title shot contention if he could pull out a win over Florian. However, Florian looked really good in his bounce back fight,  (since his devastating loss via BJ Penn) against Clay Guida. Florian not only dominated Guida, he also pulled out a submission victory.