Two new welterweight bouts have joined the second UFC on Fox Sports 1 bill, as Robert Whittaker faces Court McGee and Justin Edwards meets Brandon Thatch.

UFC officials recently revealed the fights, which will be contested on Aug. 28 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The event will be headlined by a welterweight rematch pitting former interim champion Carlos Condit against Martin Kampmann and will also see Donald Cerrone clash with fellow 155-pound standout Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event.

Whittaker introduced himself to fans as a cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes,” winning the show’s welterweight tournament. Following his victory over Brad Scott in the show’s final this past December, the 22-year-old Aussie returned to the Octagon on May 25, knocking out “TUF 16” winner Colton Smith at UFC 160.

McGee, 28, has posted a 4-2 record since joining the UFC as a middleweight contestant on “TUF 11.” After winning the reality series by submitting Kris McCray, “The Crusher” rattled off consecutive victories before suffering back-to-back defeats that prompted a drop to welterweight. McGee returned to his winning ways in his 170-pound debut, taking a unanimous decision from veteran Josh Neer this past February at UFC 157.

Another “Ultimate Fighter” vet, Edwards, 30, has gone 2-2 in his UFC career, most recently putting Neer to sleep with a guillotine choke this past October at UFC on FX 5. Thatch, meanwhile, makes his UFC foray riding an eight-fight winning streak. The 27-year-old last competed on March 22, when he submitted Roufusport rep Mike Rhodes with a rear-naked choke under the Resurrection Fighting Alliance banner.

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

Related News

Dollaway vs. Marquardt, Samman vs. McCrory added to UFC on Fox 17

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

A pair of middleweight bouts have been added to December's UFC on Fox 17 card in Orlando. UFC on Fox 17 will be the site of two middleweight matchups - one puzzling, one intriguing. The first will se read news >>

Nick Newell's opponent and flyweight title fight set for WSOF 24

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

Two main-card bouts are official for World Series of Fighting 24 Nick Newell, who was already booked on the card, now has an opponent in Tom Marcellino and a flyweight title fight between Magomed Bib read news >>

Koscheck: 'I've done more for the UFC than Nogueira'

  • 21 days ago
  • 176 views

UFC veteran Josh Koscheck as joined the Viacom ranks and he's got a lot to say about Zuffa's recent policy shifts and some of their internal decision making on his way out the door. read news >>

Five Bouts Confirmed for UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Duffy Fight Card

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

On Saturday, October 24 UFC will make its highly anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland and the fight card is beginning to take shape with five newly added bouts. read news >>

Invicta 14 Lineup Complete with Bantamweight Title Headliner, 9 Other Bouts

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Invicta 14 will return to Kansas City on September 12 with a Bantamweight Championship bout, as Tonya Evinger looks to defend her title for the first time against undefeated challenger Pannie Kianzad read news >>

UFC Fight Night Saint Preux vs. Teixiera 6th Round post-fight show

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Kid Nate is joined by Michael Stets of MMAMania for a look back at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Teixeira. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 73 results: Uriah Hall, Dustin Ortiz among winners

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC Fight Night 73 televised fights featured three decent bouts and one dud. The UFC Fight Night 73 broadcast moved from Fight Pass to Fox Sports 1 for four bouts, and three of them delivered. On read news >>

Five Bouts Confirmed For UFC Dublin

  • 22 days ago
  • 48 views

Five Bouts Confirmed For UFC Dublin read news >>

Titan FC 35 set for Sept. 19 with trio of title bouts on UFC Fight Pass

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

With its first event on UFC Fight Pass in the books, Titan FC returns next month for a card featuring three title fights. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Demian Maia talks potential bouts with Gunnar Nelson and champion Robbie Lawler

  • 27 days ago
  • 29 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Demian Maia dominated and finished Neil Magny at UFC 190, and still has title aspirations. At 37 years old, the jiu-jitsu ace told the media in Brazil why he feels he’s at his prime read news >>