Two rising featherweight talents are set to square off June 22, UFC officials announced Friday, as Jim Hettes will take on on Steven Siler at UFC on FX 4.

Slated to take place at a to-be-announced venue in Atlantic City, N.J., the event will be headlined by a five-round lightweight matchup pitting Clay Guida against Gray Maynard. The evening’s main card airs live on FX, while the preliminary proceedings will be broadcast on Fuel TV.

Hettes, 24, has been a submission machine through nearly three years as a pro, tapping nine of his 10 career victims. The unbeaten Pennsylvanian posted a pair of UFC victories last year, submitting Alex Caceres in August and outpointing Nam Phan in December. Hettes’ victory over Phan marks the only decision of his career, as “The Kid” submitted each of his first nine opponents inside of two rounds prior to earning a unanimous verdict over “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 alumnus at UFC 141.

A veteran of “TUF 14,” Siler, 25, holds nearly three times the professional experience of his foe. A winner in six of his last seven outings, “Super” owns over half of his career wins via submission. After beginning his career a mere 5-7, Siler has found his groove, losing just twice since June 2007. Since his time on the UFC reality show, Siler has posted two Octagon victories, outpointing Josh Clopton at the live season finale in December before taking a unanimous decision from Cole Miller at UFC on FX 2 on March 3.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Former champ Douglas Lima meets Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 156 in June

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator’s summer return to Fresno, Calif., has its latest fight, and it will feature a former welterweight champion.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 heads to St. Louis in June with 'Rampage' vs. Satoshi Ishii

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

Bellator has set the date for its second MMA and kickboxing crossover event, and it will feature the return of Quinton Jackson to the promotion.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Douglas Lima Faces Chidi Njokuani in Bellator 156 Co-Main Event

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

A duo of Bellator MMA’s top welterweights, Chidi Njokuani and Douglas Lima, will square off in the co-main event of “Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” on June 17. read news >>

The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in April

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

April is the cruelest month. Unless you like MMA prospects. If that be the case, then you're about to break into full bloom or something. After a fairly slow March, MMA is busting out of the soil in read news >>

Cat Zingano and Julianna Pena Return to Square Off at UFC 200

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Cat Zingano and Julianna Peña both return to the Octagon to square off with each other at UFC 200 this summer. read news >>

Thiago Moises vs. E.J. Chavez title fight headlines RFA 38 on June 3

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

RFA returns to California in June with a lightweight title fight on top of the card.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 89 tickets on sale this week for a big welterweight showdown

  • 21 days ago
  • 11 views

Planning to attend UFC Fight Night 89 in June? You can buy your tickets starting this week.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC Statement on BJ Penn

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC announced today that former UFC champion BJ Penn will return to competition on June 4 at UFC 199 against Dennis Siver in a featherweight bout. read news >>

Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega added to June's UFC 199 in Los Angeles

  • 21 days ago
  • 15 views

A featherweight matchup between longtime veteran Clay Guida and fast-rising up-and-comer Brian Ortega has been added to June’s UFC 199 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

MMA now officially legal in New York; UFC slates Nov. 12 event at Madison Square Garden

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

It took a long, sustained fight, but MMA is now officially legal in the state of New York, and the UFC is already planning its arrival.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>