Featherweights Leonard Garcia and Matt Grice will square off June 8 at UFC on FX 3, promotion officials announced Thursday.

While a venue for the event has yet to be confirmed, the show is expected to be headlined by a pivotal flyweight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall. The winner of that contest will go on to fight Joseph Benavidez to determine the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion.

UFC on FX 3 will also showcase a pair of top bantamweights, as former WEC champion Eddie Wineland locks horns with onetime title challenger Scott Jorgensen.

Known as one of the more aggressive fighters in the sport, Garcia has lost three of his last four fights. Following a hard-fought split decision defeat to Mark Hominick in his final WEC appearance, “Bad Boy” earned a controversial win over Nam Phan in his December 2010 UFC debut.

Garcia fell by submission to Chan Sung Jung last March, succumbing to the first twister in UFC history. His most recent in-cage appearance came Oct. 8 at UFC 136, where Garcia dropped a unanimous nod to Phan in their rematch.

Grice, 30, is now in his second run with the UFC. After ending a four-fight Octagon stint in 2009 that saw him post a 1-3 record, Grice rattled off four consecutive wins before receiving the call to rejoin the promotion. The Oklahoman stumbled in his UFC return, however, catching a devastating combination from Ricardo Lamas that spelled defeat for Grice at June’s UFC Live 4.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Three New Bouts Complete Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 Fight Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

Three contests have been added to Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 on June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, completing the fight card. read news >>

UFC 199 Video: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber – Bitter Rivals

  • 26 days ago
  • 80 views

Bantamweight Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber have been bitter rivals for many years. On June 4 the two will fight for the title and settle their rivalry once and for all. read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

The UFC returns to Los Angeles with the UFC 199 pay-per-view card on Saturday night, June 4. This is an excellent event from top to bottom and is stacked with fun, well-matched fights. In the main ev read news >>

10 Years The Count: Michael Bisping's decade-long quest for UFC gold - MMA Plus

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

On June 4, polarising figure Michael Bisping has the chance to culminate his ten-year UFC career with a world title accolade which has long alluded him. read news >>

UFC 199: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC 199 is set to take place on Saturday, June 4. The event is headlined by a middleweight title bout between champion Luke Rockhold and challenger Michael Bisping. Rockhold captured the title last D read news >>

Kimbo Slice Hospitalized: Latest Updates on MMA Fighter's Status

  • 19 days ago
  • 65 views

MMA fighter Kimbo Slice was reportedly hospitalized Monday. Continue for updates. Police Gathering Information Monday, June 6 TMZ Sports reported the police turned to family members for information a read news >>

UFC 201 Gets Namajunas-Kowalkiewicz Showdown

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Respected strawweight contenders will square off in the Octagon on July 30, as No. 3-ranked Rose Namajunas takes on No. 6-ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a UFC 201 bout at Philips Arena in Atlanta. read news >>

UFC Statement - June 6

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

  read news >>

VIDEO: Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson Before His First MMA Fight

  • 18 days ago
  • 43 views

In June 2007, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson was preparing to make the transition from street fighter to mixed martial artist and spoke with MMAWeekly before his first MMA fight. read news >>

Rose Namajunas Faces Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201

  • 18 days ago
  • 33 views

An intriguing matchup between strawweight contenders Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz has been added to the July 30, UFC 201 fight card in Atlanta. read news >>