The UFC has booked a bunch of fights over the last few days, and here's a rundown of what they put together.
Since the UFC has decided to produce 50+ events in 2014, there is a remarkable amount of fighter signings and new match-ups being set up throughout any given week. Many of these new signings are for match-ups that take place on the undercard, or on the Fight Pass portion of a PPV, so we are going to continue with a new weekly (or bi-weekly if needed) series of articles where we take a brief look at each and every bout booked by the promotion in one place.
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens
A flyweight match-up between Shane Howell and Ray Borg is scheduled to take place on the preliminary portion of the UFC's second fight card on June 28. The announcement that Howell would replace the injured Ryan Benoit came less than a week ago.
The UFC 175 PPV event will now feature a battle between two former champions, as RFA middleweight champion Kevin Casey and Legacy FC champion Bubba Bush cross paths on the undercard.
UFC Fight Night: Dublin
Former Cage Warriors champion Cathal Pendred will make his official UFC debut against Mike King at the promotion's highly anticipated return to Ireland.
A lightweight match-up between Beneil Dariush and Tony Martin is scheduled to take place on the August fight card. The bout will likely take place on the FightPass portion of the card.
UFC Fight Night: Maine
Thiago Tavares will finally attempt to make his featherweight debut after two failed attempts due to injury. He will meet Robbie Peralta on the August 16 fight card.
UFC Fight Night: Tulsa
Ernest Chavez will meet Mirsad Bektic in a featherweight bout in Oklahoma. The card is headlined by a by a lightweight battle between benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC Fight Night 50
Andre Fili and Season Soriano are the second addition to the UFC Fight Night 50 line-up in September, after Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon was announced shortly before.