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
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
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,
Clopton at the live season finale in December before taking a
unanimous decision from Cole Miller
at UFC on FX 2 on March 3.