rony-jason.jpgA featherweight matchup between “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” winner Rony Jason (12-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes” cast member Mike Wilkinson (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is reportedly in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 10.

SporTV first brought word of the matchup, though UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement.

UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,” takes place June 8, likely at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.

Jason brings a seven-fight win streak to the cage – a run that includes a UFC win over Godofredo Castro in the final bout of “TUF: Brazil,” as well as a TKO finish of “The Ultimate Fighter 15? cast member Sam Sicilia at this past October’s UFC 153 event. Jason, who turns 29 years old later this month, has competed exclusively in his home country thus far in his MMA career.

Meanwhile, Wilkinson fights for the second time under the UFC banner. An Englishman, Wilkinson was cast on “TUF: The Smashes” but was forced out of the contest with an injury before ever fighting on the show. The UFC still gave him a fight at this past December’s live finale, and Wilkinson rewarded them with a decision win over Brendan Loughnane.

With the reported addition, the UFC on FUEL TV 10 lineup now includes:

  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Rafael Cavalcante vs. Thiago Silva
  • John Hathaway vs. Erick Silva
  • Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson*
  • Caio Magalhaes vs. Karlos Vemola*
  • Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes*
  • Ildemar Alcantara vs. Jason High*

* – Not officially announced

For the latest on UFC on FUEL TV 10, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Rony Jason)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator 160 Adds Female Flyweight Bout to Main Card

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

A flyweight matchup pitting Lena Ovchynnikova against Jaimelene Nievera has been added to the main card of Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull. read news >>

Brian Ortega vs. Hacran Dias Added to UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland

  • 25 days ago
  • 9 views

A premier featherweight showdown between rising contenders Brian Ortega and Hacran Dias has been inked for UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 92: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

The UFC is in Salt Lake City for its next event, and it pits two exciting featherweights against one another in the main event of UFC Fight Night 92. Yair Rodriguez squares off against Alex Caceres i read news >>

Camp report: Longo shares training secrets

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 views

What's the secret behind the success for former UFC champion Chris Weidman, bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling and rising lightweight star Al Iaquinta? Go inside their fight camp with coach Ray read news >>

Camp report: Kavanagh on Conor and SBG

  • 17 days ago
  • 5 views

What's it like inside Conor McGregor's camp, SBG Ireland? Team leader John Kavanagh talks about his squad's greatest fight night, what's happened since, and the big night ahead at UFC 202. read news >>

Where Are They Now? Episode 5: Luke Cummo

  • 15 days ago
  • 30 views

A decade removed from his run in The Ultimate Fighter, Luke Cummo is still remembered as one of the most unlikely finalists in TUF history. read news >>

UFC 202: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

  • 10 days ago
  • 24 views

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 is almost here, folks! It's really, finally, truly almost here! At UFC 202 on Saturday, Diaz and McGregor will face off in one of the most hotly anticipated rematches i read news >>

UFC 202 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 21

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC 202 is in the books. The results are as follows, per Bleacher Report's Craig Amos: UFC 202 Main Card Conor McGregor def. Nate Diaz, majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) Anthony Johnson def. Gl read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Road to the Octagon Video: Paige VanZant vs. Bec Rawlings

  • 7 days ago
  • 25 views

In a third electrifying matchup, strawweights Paige VanZant and Bec Rawlings prepare to battle in a pivotal bout for both contenders. read news >>

Tiffany Van Soest, Several Others, Added to Invicta FC 19 Fight Card

  • a day ago
  • 4 views

Invicta Fighting Championships recently announced the eight-fight card for Invicta FC 19, which includes the debut of Muay Thai champ Tiffany Van Soest. read news >>