UFC on Fox 6 has added a pair of bouts to its Jan. 26 agenda,
Bader squares off with Vladimir
Matyushenko at light heavyweight and David
Mitchell meets Simeon
Thoresen at welterweight.
The promotion announced that verbal agreements are in place for the
new matchups on Monday. UFC on Fox 6 takes place at the United
Center in Chicago and features a flyweight title tilt between
Johnson and John Dodson
as its headliner.
Bader had a two-fight winning streak halted by Lyoto
Machida at UFC on Fox 4, as the karateka knocked out the former
Arizona State wrestler in the second round. Earlier this year,
“Darth” earned a unanimous decision over former 205-pound champion
Jackson at UFC 144 in Japan.
Matyushenko last appeared at UFC 141, where he suffered a
first-round TKO defeat to rising prospect Alexander
Gustafsson. Prior to that setback, “The Janitor” had been
victorious in four of his last five outings, including a 20-second
knockout of Jason Brilz
at UFC 129.
Mitchell is winless in two UFC bouts, dropping unanimous decisions
Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 22 and to Paulo
Thiago at UFC 134. Mitchell was expected to face Hyun Gyu
Lim at UFC on Fuel TV 6 last month, but the bout was scrapped
when Lim was declared unfit to compete.
Thoresen is 1-1 in the UFC after being knocked out by Seth
Baczynski at UFC 152. “The Grin” was victorious in his
promotional debut, submitting Besam
Yousef with a rear-naked choke in the second round at UFC on
Fuel TV 2.