ryan-laflare-1.jpgThree days after picking up his second UFC win, Ryan LaFlare is already booked to fight again.

UFC officials today announced LaFlare (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has agreed to replace an injured Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and will now face Court McGee (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at next month’s UFC on FOX 9 event.

Featuring a flyweight title fight between current champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez, UFC on FOX 9 takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The evening’s four-fight main card airs on FOX following prelims that stream on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie.

LaFlare vs. McGee is expected to take place on the night’s preliminary lineup, though an official bout order hasn’t been revealed.

McGee was the middleweight tournament winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 11? in 2010, submitting Kris McCray in the finals. McGee posted a 3-2 mark in the division before dropping to 170 pounds. Since the switch, he’s earned back-to-back decision wins in fights with Robert Whittaker and Josh Neer.

Meanwhile, LaFlare turned pro in 2008 and has remained undefeated through his first nine fights. After winning his first seven fights under the Ring of Combat banner, LaFlare transitioned to the UFC, and he’s since picked up decision wins over “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes” semifinalist Ben Alloway and “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2? finalist Santiago Ponzinibbio.

With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 9 now includeS:

MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez for UFC flyweight title
  • Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
  • Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
  • Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, MMAjunkie.com)

  • Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
  • John Dodson vs. Scott Jorgensen
  • Bobby Green vs. Pat Healy
  • Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
  • Ryan LaFlare vs. Court McGee
  • John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama
  • Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo
  • Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout

For more on UFC on FOX 9, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Ryan LaFlare)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Gerald Meerschaert Replaces Joe Riggs in Valor Fights 36 Main Event

  • 26 days ago
  • 13 views

With Joe Riggs forced out of his main event bout against Sidney Wheeler at Valor Fights 36 due to injury, Valor Fights has found a replacement. read news >>

Court McGee Talks About Emotional Win at UFC Fight Night 92 (Video)

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Fighting in his home state of Utah, Court McGee talks about the emotion of the moment, defeating Dominque Steele at UFC Fight Night 92. read news >>

Gonzalez Replaces Koch in UFC 203 Bout against Dober

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

A training injury has forced lightweight prospect Erik Koch from his UFC 203 bout against Drew Dober. Stepping in for "New Breed" on September 10 in Cleveland will be Octagon newcomer Jason Gonzalez. read news >>

UFC 202 Free Fight: Nate Diaz Defeats Michael Johnson

  • 17 days ago
  • 20 views

Watch as Nate Diaz earned a decision victory against Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17 in December 2015. read news >>

Browne replaces Rothwell, gets Werdum rematch

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

An injury to heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell has given No. 7-ranked Travis Browne a shot at redemption on September 10 in Cleveland, as he meets up with former world champion Fabricio Werdum in th 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: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia

  • 7 days ago
  • 35 views

In the thrilling five-round UFC on FOX 21 main event, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit returns to the Octagon to face BJJ ace Demian Maia. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Road to the Octagon Video: Anthony Pettis vs. Charles Oliveira

  • 7 days ago
  • 18 views

The UFC on Fox 21 co-main event features former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis making his featherweight debut against aggressive finisher Charles Oliveira. 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 >>

UFC on FOX 21 Bout Cancelled

  • 7 days ago
  • 197 views

A UFC on FOX 21 bout scheduled for this weekend in Vancouver has been cancelled. read news >>