The UFC on Wednesday announced the signing of British bantamweight Vaughan Lee for its upcoming UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz fight card on Nov. 5 in Birmingham, England. On Thursday, the promotion revealed via its UK Twitter account that Lee will face Chris Cariaso in his Octagon debut.

Lee (11-6-1) has been fighting professionally for more than eight years. Of his 11 wins, he has finished 10 of them. Going 4-0-1 in his past five fights, he counts current UFC fighter Brad Pickett and UFC veteran David Lee amongst those that were able to defeat him.

Cariaso (11-3) has spent his last four bouts fighting for Zuffa, two fights each in the WEC and UFC going 2-2. He is presently coming off of split decision loss to rising talent Michael McDonald at UFC 130 in May.

The two will likely fight on the preliminary portion of the card, warming fans up for a main event featuring Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz in the UFC’s first five-round non-title bout.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com’s Rumors section for more UFC news and fight card updates regarding UFC 138 and more.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 19 attendance: Event draws 11,273 for $1.057 million live gate

  • 13 days ago
  • 7 views

TAMPA, Fla. – Tonight's UFC on FOX 19 event drew an announced attendance of 11,273 and a live gate of $1,057,000. UFC President Dana White announced the figures at the post-event press conference, wh read news >>

UFC 197 attendance: Event draws 11,352 fans for $2.3 million live gate in Las Vegas

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 197 event drew an announced attendance of 11,352 fans for a live gate of $2.3 million.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 draws announced 13,177 fans for $549,000 live gate in Croatia

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

ZAGREB, Croatia – Today’s UFC Fight Night 86 event drew an announced attendance of 13,177 for a live gate of $549,000 US.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rafael Dos Anjos Video: UFC 196 Withdrawal, Conor McGregor, and What’s Next?

  • 18 days ago
  • 34 views

Rafael Dos Anjos gave an update on his injury recovery, hinted about his next opponent, and talked about Conor McGregor and the featherweight belt. read news >>

BJ Penn V Dennis Siver Announced for UFC 199: Latest Comments, Details, Reaction

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn will reportedly make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 199 on June 4, where he'll face featherweight Dennis Siver. That's according to MMAjunkie, while Kevin I read news >>

UFC Cancels The Ultimate Fighter Tryout Slated for April 25 in Las Vegas

  • 17 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC announced on Tuesday that the open casting call for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, originally scheduled for April 25, has been canceled. read news >>

Lyoto Machida Declares Use of Banned Drug, Dan Henderson UFC Fight Cancelled

  • 16 days ago
  • 87 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Wednesday that mixed martial arts veteran Lyoto Machida has tested positive for a banned substance, per the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. The UFC released a read news >>

UFC Statement on BJ Penn

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC announced today that former UFC champion BJ Penn will return to competition on June 4 at UFC 199 against Dennis Siver in a featherweight bout. read news >>

UFC at Madison Square Garden: Date for 1st Event Announced

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

Following the long-awaited legalization of mixed martial arts in the state of New York, UFC announced its first Madison Square Garden event Thursday. According to New York State governor Andrew Cuomo read news >>

Paddy Holohan Announces Retirement Due to Rare Blood Disorder

  • 4 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC flyweight Patrick “Paddy” Holohan announced his retirement on Monday due to a rare blood clotting disorder. read news >>