UFC 146 continues to take shape, as a lightweight battle
Barboza against Evan Dunham
has been added to the May 26 card.
UFC President Dana White announced the matchup Sunday on his
Twitter account. The event, which will be held at the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is expected to feature a heavyweight
title tilt between Junior dos
Santos and Alistair
Overeem. Middleweights Jason “Mayhem”
Miller and C.B.
Dollaway will also lock horns on the Memorial Day weekend
Unbeaten in four Octagon appearances, Barboza (Pictured) delivered
an early “Knockout of the Year” candidate at UFC 142 when he
floored Englishman Terry Etim
with a spectacular spinning wheel kick in the third round. The
26-year-old Brazilian also owns wins over Ross
Njokuani and Mike Lullo
during his tenure with the promotion. Seven of Barboza’s 10
victories have come by knockout or technical knockout.
Dunham began his UFC career with four straight wins, but his
ascension within the promotion was derailed by back-to-back losses
Sherk and Melvin
Guillard. Since then, the Xtreme Couture product has righted
the ship, beating Shamar
Bailey via unanimous decision last September and garnering a
technical knockout victory over Nik Lentz at
UFC on Fox 2. The 30-year-old has also defeated Tyson
Aurelio and Per Eklund
inside the Octagon.