Six new fights have been added to the developing
UFC on Fuel TV 7 card.
Promotion officials announced Thursday that Danny
Castillo will face Paul Sass at
the Feb. 16 event, while Che Mills,
Grispi, Terry Etim,
Lee and Ulysses
Gomez square off with Matt Riddle,
Ogle, Renee Forte,
Tezuka and Phil Harris,
UFC on Fuel TV 7 takes place at Wembley Arena in London and is
headlined by an interim bantamweight title conflict between Renan
Barao and Michael
McDonald. The evening’s main draw airs live on Fox-owned cable
network Fuel TV, while the preliminary card is streamed live
immediately prior on Facebook.
Castillo, 33, recently saw a three-fight winning streak smashed by
“Ultimate Fighter 12” finalist Michael
Johnson, who brutally knocked out Castillo on Oct. 5 at UFC on
FX 5. Sass, meanwhile, suffered the first loss of his career on
Sept. 29, when he was submitted by Matt Wiman at
UFC on Fuel TV 5.
A nine-year pro, Mills has won six of his last seven. Like his
countryman Sass, the 30-year-old Englishman was last seen competing
on home soil at UFC on Fuel TV 5, earning a first-round technical
knockout over Duane Ludwig.
Riddle, 26, has not lost since September 2011, most recently
earning a victory over another Brit in John
Maguire at UFC 154 on Nov. 17.
Once considered the top contender for Jose Aldo’s
featherweight title, Grispi now hopes to halt a three-fight skid.
“The Fluke” last competed on Aug. 4, submitting to a Rani Yahya
north-south choke at UFC on Fox 4. In Ogle, Grispi faces a
23-year-old prospect looking to erase the memory of an unsuccessful
Octagon debut against “TUF 14” cast mate Akira
Corassani at UFC on Fuel TV 5.
Etim, 27, has lost two of three after posting four straight wins.
The 27-year-old was most recently knocked stiff by an Edson
Barboza spinning heel kick this past January at UFC 142. Forte
now makes his sophomore Octagon effort as a lightweight after
falling to “TUF: Brazil” cast mate Sergio
Moraes in a welterweight duel at UFC 153.
Lee, 30, has gone 1-2 since joining the UFC just over one year ago
and was last seen submitting to a T.J.
Dillashaw neck crank this past July at UFC on Fuel TV 4. A
veteran of Deep and Pancrase competition, Tezuka enters the cage
coming off a split-decision defeat to Alex
Caceres at UFC on Fuel TV 6 on Nov. 10.
A former two-division Tachi Palace Fights champion, Gomez was upset
in his Octagon foray at UFC on Fox 4, falling by knockout to fellow
debutant John Moraga.
Like “Useless,” Harris was also bested in his UFC debut, submitting
to a Darren
Uyenoyama rear-naked choke on Oct. 5 at UFC on FX 5.