Youth will meet experience at UFC 146, as promotion officials announced Wednesday that featherweights Mike Thomas Brown and Daniel Pineda will square off in an undercard attraction at the May 26 event.

Featuring an all-heavyweight main card, UFC 146 will be headlined by Junior dos Santos’ first defense of his heavyweight championship against Alistair Overeem at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Additionally, former champions Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez will collide to determine the next top contender in the division.

A former World Extreme Cagefighting titlist, Brown, 36, earned his first UFC victory in his most recent Octagon appearance, outpointing Nam Phan at UFC 133 this past August. The victory came on the heels of back-to-back losses for the American Top Team representative, as Brown dropped hard-fought decisions to Rani Yahya and Diego Nunes in January 2011. Known as one the division’s most powerful competitors, Brown holds notable career wins over Jeff Curran, Yves Edwards, Leonard Garcia and Urijah Faber.

Pineda, 26, was a two-division champion in the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship before receiving the call to join the UFC’s featherweight ranks. The Texan has not lost since May 2010, when he was submitted with a kneebar by Chas Skelly at Bellator 19. Since that time, Pineda has won seven consecutive fights, including his most recent outing at UFC on FX 2, in which he submitted Mackens Semerzier with a triangle armbar.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Elkins, Skelly Meet on UFC 197 Card

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Fresh off big wins last Fall, featherweights Darren Elkins and Chas Skelly will meet in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 5 as part of the stacked UFC 197 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. read news >>

Video: Holly Holm didn't need rematch with Rousey, content to meet Miesha Tate

  • 18 days ago
  • 14 views

LAS VEGAS – After Holly Holm obliterated the myth of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November, all the talk was on the inevitable rematch. But now things have changed. Filed under: Featured, Featured Vide read news >>

Fireworks on display as dos Anjos/McGregor, Holm/Tate meet

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

The war of words has begun as UFC 197 headliners dos Anjos/McGregor and Holm/Tate met for first time. read news >>

Francisco Rivera in for Henry Briones to meet Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 83

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

One of London’s favorite fighting sons has a new opponent for his homecoming next month. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Coy, Webb Meet in the Steel City

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

American Top Team standout Nathan Coy has accepted the call to face off with Jonavin Webb in UFC Fight Night action at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Feb. 21. read news >>

Video: NHL's New Jersey Devils meet UFC's CM Punk, Jessica Eye and Forrest Griffin

  • 11 days ago
  • 26 views

NEWARK, N.J. – Some New Jersey Devils joined forces with a handful of UFC regulars on Tuesday, and we were there to capture it.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for UFC 196 in Las Vegas

  • 10 days ago
  • 11 views

Two UFC women’s bantamweight title hopefuls will meet in March at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Cain Velasquez Had Successful Back Surgery, Updates His Progress

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 views

Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez underweight successful back surgery and gave an update on his condition on Wednesday. read news >>

Bubba Jenkins vs. Goiti Yamauchi official for Bellator 151

  • 2 days ago
  • 3 views

Two up-and-coming featherweights are slated for a key matchup at next month’s Bellator 151 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

NSAC meets Tuesday, Wanderlei Silva and Nick Diaz on agenda

  • 28 days ago
  • 41 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will meet next week, and one of their most controversial decisions in recent memory could be altered.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>