Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10


rodrigo-damm-6.jpgA featherweight bout between Rodrigo Damm (10-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Mizuto Hirota (14-6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is targeted for the quickly filling UFC on FUEL TV 10 fight card.

Tatame.com first reported the bout, though UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement.

UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale for “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.

Damm vs. Hirota likely will be part of the prelims.

With three losses in his past four pro bouts, Damm likely finds himself in a must-win situation. After a quarterfinal finish on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” (doctors ultimately cut short his tourney run), the Strikeforce and World Victory Road/Sengoku vet earned a submission win over Anistavio Medeiros at UFC 147. However, at UFC 154 back in November, the Brazilian suffered a split-decision defeat to Antonio Carvalho.

He looks to get back in the win column against Hirota, who looks to end a two-fight skid of his own. After a Strikeforce-debut loss to Pat Healy, the Japanese fighter and former Sengoku lightweight champion made his UFC and featherweight debut and suffered a decision loss to Rani Yahya at UFC on FUEL TV 8 earlier this month.

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

  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Brazil 2? tournament final
  • 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*
  • Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota*
  • Eddie Mendez vs. Daniel Sarafian*
  • Felipe Arantes vs. Godofredo Pepey*

* – Not officially announced

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

(Pictured: Rodrigo Damm)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Looking to get his first win inside the Octagon, T.J. Dillashaw shows off his relentless ground game against Walel Watson at UFC on Fuel TV 1 in February 2012. read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 5 views

Share a gym with Ronaldo Souza long enough, and “Jacare” is bound to have a positive impact, teammate Rodrigo Damm said.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 4 views

LEDYARD, Conn. – Al Iaquinta battered fellow “TUF” vet Rodrigo Damm over two rounds before finishing the fight with authority in the third frame. Filed under: News read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 4 views

A featherweight bout between Darren Elkins and Lucas Martins is the newest addition to next month’s UFC 179 lineup in Brazil.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 6 views

For some people, 15 seconds can make a big difference. That will be the case for Al Iaquinta – though he’ll just be a footnote as far as those 15 seconds are concerned. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

The rematch between former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and reigning 135-pound king T.J. Dillashaw is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year. It headlines UFC 177 on Saturday read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Henry Cejudo has withdrawn from his UFC 177 bout against Scott Jorgensen due to medical reasons, according to the promotion. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 59 views

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto takes place tonight from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The festivities begin with one fight on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET, continue with another fou read news >>