roland-delorme-3.jpgFor the first time in the UFC, Roland Delorme gets a true home fight.

The bantamweight fighting out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has a slot on this summer’s card in Canada in his home city. Delorme (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will meet Edwin Figueroa (9-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 161. UFC officials announced the fight booking late Wednesday.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg with a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The main event is an interim bantamweight title fight between interim champ Renan Barao and former WEC champion Eddie Wineland.

Delorme will be fighting for the first time in 11 months. He suffered a knockout loss to Francisco Rivera at UFC 149 this past July, but that fight was overturned to a no contest after Rivera failed a post-fight drug test. Delorme, a cast member on Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” won his first two official UFC fights by submission against Josh Ferguson and Nick Denis, the latter coming with just one second left in the first round at UFC on FOX 3.

Figueroa will be looking to get back in the win column after a February loss to Rivera at UFC 156, where he fell by second-round TKO. Prior to that, he had built up a two-fight streak with wins over Alex Caceres and Jason Reinhardt following a “Fight of the Night” loss in his UFC debut in March 2011.

The latest UFC 161 card now includes:

  • Champ Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland – for interim bantamweight title
  • Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua
  • Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley
  • Sean Pierson vs. Anthony Waldburger
  • Patrick Barry vs. Shawn Jordan
  • Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
  • Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac
  • Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei
  • Mitch Clarke vs. John Maguire
  • Roland Delorme vs. Edwin Figueroa

For the latest on UFC 161, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Roland Delorme)

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

Related News

Jimmie Rivera replaces Entwistle, meets Marcus Brimage at UFC Fight Night 74

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC’s debut in Scotland later this month has an updated fight set for the lineup with newcomer Jimmie Rivera stepping in for Ian Entwistle against Marcus Brimage. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jose Aldo officially out of UFC 189; Chad Mendes meets Conor McGregor for interim belt

  • 5 days ago
  • 321 views

The news many expected to come has arrived, and next week’s UFC 189 has been overhauled less than two weeks out.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC-Reebok Uniform Deal: Social Media Reacts to New Uniform Kits

  • 5 days ago
  • 9 views

For the first time, UFC officials unveiled Tuesday what their fighters will wear as part of the company's apparel deal with Reebok. The new uniform kits drew mixed reviews on social media. Like it or read news >>

Sorting out the UFC Heavyweight Title Picture

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

For the first time since we saw Cain Velasquez batter Junior dos Santos for a second time at UFC 166 in October 2013, the heavyweight title picture feels open—wide open. Call it a shot at newly crown read news >>

Felipe Arantes cuts down to 135 pounds, meets Yves Jabouin at UFC Saskatoon

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

The UFC has added another bout for its first trip to Saskatoon. Making his debut in the bantamweight division, Felipe Arantes will take on longtime Tristar Gym product Yves Jabouin at the UFC Fight N read news >>

Ex-Bellator champ Lyman Good meets Andrew Craig at UFC Fight Night 71

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

Lyman Good had one shot with the UFC a little more than a year ago, and it didn’t work out. Now he has a second chance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 69 pre-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk-Penne UFC's first Fight Pass title fight

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

For the first time in UFC Fight Pass history, the digital streaming service will see a championship belt defended on its platform. Learn more about that UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrze read news >>

Jessica Aguilar signs with the UFC, meets Claudia Gadelha in Brazil

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Jessica Aguilar asked to be released from World Series of Fighting in order to enter the UFC, and she got what she wanted. The American Top Team fighter has signed a deal with the UFC, and will make read news >>

Marcio Alexandre Jr. meets George Sullivan at Las Vegas' TUF 21 Finale in July

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

A welterweight bout between a pair of hard hitters looking to rebound from losses to Tim Means is the latest addition to July’s lineup for The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Report: Hugo Viana meets Guido Cannetti at August's UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC’s August return to Rio de Janeiro will have a “Wolverine” and a “Ninja” facing each other looking to avoid the first losing skids of their careers. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>