Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway added to May's UFC 160 card in Las Vegas


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)

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