Pat Healy-Strikeforce-0911-10098-478x270With the UFC on Fox 11 fight card recently being made official for April 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., the fight card is starting to fill up.

UFC officials on Tuesday announced two new bouts for the card. Two former Strikeforce standouts, Pat Healy and Jorge Masvidal, will meet in a lightweight bout, while Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero will try to settle who the hottest rising star is in the middleweight division.

Healy (31-17, 1 NC) is sorely in need of a victory. After having his UFC debut victory over Jim Miller changed to a “no contest” due to a failed drug test, Healy then went on to drop back-to-back unanimous decisions to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Bobby Green.

Masvidal (25-8) won his first two UFC bouts after making the move with Healy from Strikeforce. He ran into a streaking Rustam Khabilov in November, dropping a unanimous decision to the Russian.

Tavares and Romero are an entirely different story, however, as both men have been rocketing up the ranks of the middleweight division.

Tavares (12-1) has only stumbled once in his career, losing a decision to Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 in the summer of 2011. He has since won five consecutive fights, most recently winning the judges’ nod over Lorenz Larkin at UFC Fight Night 35 in Atlanta.

Likewise, Romero (7-1) has one blemish on his record, a knockout loss to former Strikeforce champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. He has been spot-on in his last three fights, however, winning two by knockout and recently stopping Derek Brunson via TKO, also at UFC Fight Night 35.

A heavyweight battle between No. 1 contender Fabricio Werdum and perhaps the hottest fighter in the division, Travis Browne, headlines the UFC on Fox 11 fight card.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero Announced for UFC 205: Latest Details, Reaction

  • 25 days ago

UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday morning that Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero will face off during the UFC 205 card at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. UFC vice president of public relations read news >>

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero official for UFC 205 in NYC

  • 25 days ago

After weeks of uncertainty, New York native Chris Weidman finds a place on the first UFC card in New York.The former middleweight champion will be fighting No. 4 ranked middleweight Yoel Romero at th read news >>

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero Latest, Perhaps Final, UFC 205 Bout |

  • 25 days ago

The long rumored bout between Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero is now official. It is the latest, and possibly final, confirmed bout for UFC 205. read news >>

UFC 205 Adds Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson

  • 24 days ago

The UFC 205 press conference was a great half hour of banter, and Dana White also dropped an announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson.The crowd was overjoyed to hear that the UFC' read news >>

Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal booked for December's TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas

  • 23 days ago

December’s TUF 24 Finale has a new welterweight fight booking: Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Undergoes First USADA Tests in Potential UFC Return |

  • 23 days ago

Georges St-Pierre continues his march toward a potential UFC return, having recently provided drug test samples to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. read news >>

Jake Ellenberger vs. Jorge Masvidal added to TUF 24 Finale

  • 23 days ago

The Ultimate Fighter 24 finale is stacked with great fights, and now a welterweight war between Jake Ellenberger and Jorge Masvidal has been added.This season of The Ultimate Fighter is a very intere read news >>

UFC Fight 99 adds Mark Godbeer vs. Justin Ledet to lineup in Belfast

  • 23 days ago

The UFC’s return to Northern Ireland in November has a new addition to the lineup, and a veteran heavyweight will make his promotional debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Skip Bayless thinks McGregor could go the distance against Mayweather | UNDISPUTED

  • 23 days ago

Conor McGregor recently brought up a fight with Floyd Mayweather again, but if it happens, could Conor hang with Floyd? read news >>

Michael Bisping Puts His Legacy on the Line to Exact Revenge on Dan Henderson

  • 17 days ago

It has recently come to our attention that we’ve been shortchanging Michael Bisping for years. There’s no other way to say it: We underestimated him. We dismissed him. We didn’t like him very much, i read news >>