dennis-bermudez-8.jpgA bout between a pair of surging featherweights has made its way onto the UFC’s Memorial Day weekend card.

Dennis Bermudez (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet Max Holloway (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 160 in May. UFC officials announced the new fight booking  late Wednesday.

UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and features a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

Bermudez vs. Holloway will be part of the prelims.

Bermudez, the Season 14 featherweight runner-up on “The Ultimate Fighter,” is riding a three-fight win streak since his TUF 14 Finale loss to Diego Brandao. To go with the three straight, Bermudez has back-to-back fight-night bonus awards. At UFC 157 this past month, Bermudez picked up a “Fight of the Night” bonus in his split-decision win over Matt Grice. At UFC 150 in August, a first-round guillotine choke of Tommy Hayden got him “Submission of the Night” honors.

Holloway, meanwhile, has three straight wins of his own. In December at UFC 155, he took a split decision from Leonard Garcia to give him a 3-1 first year in the UFC. After dropping his promotional debut to Dustin Poirier in a short-notice fight at UFC 143, the Hawaiian outpointed Pat Schilling at the TUF 15 Finale and then stopped Justin Lawrence with a second-round TKO at UFC 150 before beating Garcia at the end of the year.

The latest UFC 160 card now includes:

  • Champ Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva – for heavyweight title
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
  • James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira
  • T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard
  • Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons
  • Gunnar Nelson vs. Mike Pyle
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo
  • Amir Sadollah vs. Stephen Thompson
  • Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker
  • Estevan Payan vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway

For the latest on UFC 160, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Dennis Bermudez)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC fight roundup: Theodorou vs. Santos, two more fights added for December cards

  • 27 days ago

Three fights were added to a pair of UFC events in December. Scheduled for Dec. 10 in Las Vegas, UFC Fight Night 80 will feature Elias Theodorou vs. Thiago Santos and Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Kevin read news >>

Report: Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza added to UFC Fight Night 77

  • 21 days ago

Featherweights Chas Skelly and Kevin Souza will do battle at UFC Fight Night 77, according to a report by Brazilian outlet Combate.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Featherweights Bubba Jenkins and Jordan Parsons Face Off on Bellator 146 Main Card

  • 9 days ago

A pivotal featherweight matchup has been added to Bellator MMA’s return to WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK., when Bubba Jenkins (9-2) meets Jordan Parsons (11-1) at Bellator 146. read news >>

Bektic vs. Kawajiri, Scoggins vs. Sanchez added to TUF 22 Finale

  • 29 days ago

Two more bouts have been added to the TUF 22 Finale on Dec. 11 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Mirsad Bektic (10-0), who is 3-0 in the UFC, will try to remain unbeaten when he faces read news >>

Featherweights Clay Guida and Thiago Tavares set for UFC Fight Night 77 tilt in Sao Paulo

  • 22 days ago

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Clay Guida returns to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon to battle featherweight stalwart Thiago Tavares at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 77 eve read news >>

Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil

  • 22 days ago

A featherweight bout between longtime UFC fighters Clay Guida and Thiago Tavares has joined UFC Fight Night 77’s lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Gabriel Benitez vs. Andre Fili added to UFC Fight Night 78 in Mexico

  • 22 days ago

A featherweight bout between Gabriel Benitez and Andre Fili has been added to November’s UFC Fight Night 78 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Pedro Munhoz returns against Jimmie Rivera after bizarre drug suspension

  • 23 days ago

The UFC has added a bantamweight bout to the upcoming Fight Night event in Brazil. Headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson 3 at the Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo, UFC Fight Night 77 will fea read news >>

Lightweights Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch added to UFC 195 in Las Vegas

  • 25 days ago

A lightweight matchup between Drew Dober and Erik Koch is the latest addition to the UFC’s first event of 2016.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin

  • 25 days ago

A featherweight matchup between Darren Elkins and Robert Whiteford is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>