Tom DeBlass will make his middleweight debut Nov. 10 against Riki Fukuda at UFC on Fuel TV 6.

Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday that both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout, which was first reported by TheScore.com. The event’s main card, which airs live on Fuel TV from CotaiArena in Cotai, Macau, will showcase a headlining middleweight confrontation between Cung Le and Rich Franklin.

A former Ring of Combat champion, DeBlass, 30, suffered the first loss of his pro career in his April Octagon. Stepping in on less than two weeks’ notice for an injured Jorgen Kruth, DeBlass dropped a majority decision to lanky light heavyweight Cyrille Diabate at UFC on Fuel TV 2. The New Jersey native was expected to return to the cage July 11 to face Nick Penner but saw that booking scrapped after Penner withdrew due to injury.

Fukuda vacated his Deep middleweight championship to make his UFC debut last year, falling in a curious unanimous verdict to Nick Ring at UFC 127. The 31-year-old rebounded by out-striking former WEC light heavyweight champion Steve Cantwell one year later at UFC 144 but could not do the same in his most recent outing against heavy-handed Cyprus native Constantinos Philippou, who took a unanimous nod over Fukuda on July 7 at UFC 148.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 86

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

We want your predictions for Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 86 event in Croatia, the promotion’s debut in that country. Vote in our polls for who you think will win on the next card. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Stipe Miocic 'not going home alone' after UFC 198 title fight with Fabricio Werdum

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Stipe Miocic is happy to make the long journey to Brazil and challenge Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 198. He’s not doing it to leave empty-handed, though.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Question: Did UFC Make a Mistake Booking Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux?

  • 27 days ago
  • 16 views

It’s a story MMA fans have grown distressingly used to hearing—news of a hotly anticipated fight canceled at the 11th hour, followed immediately by the obligatory news of a short-notice replacement. read news >>

Douglas Lima Faces Chidi Njokuani in Bellator 156 Co-Main Event

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

A duo of Bellator MMA’s top welterweights, Chidi Njokuani and Douglas Lima, will square off in the co-main event of “Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” on June 17. read news >>

Invicta FC 17 Gets Second Title Fight, Champion Livia Renta Souza Faces Angela Hill

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

A second championship match-up has been added to the card for Invicta FC's return to Orange County on Saturday, May 7, as Costa Mesa, Calif., hosts Invicta FC 17. read news >>

UFC Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman Trade Barbs on Sportscenter

  • 26 days ago
  • 38 views

Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman were together on Wednesday morning on ESPN SportsCenter as they make the media rounds for their UFC 199 rematch. Rockhold, now UFC middleweight champion, took the stra read news >>

UFC Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman Trade Barbs on Sportscenter

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman were together on Wednesday morning on ESPN SportsCenter as they make the media rounds for their UFC 199 rematch. Rockhold, now UFC middleweight champion, took the stra read news >>

The Comeback: Why Nunes got title shot, Rousey targets return, 'Dada 5000' update

  • 25 days ago
  • 55 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Wednesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Be read news >>

Nurmagomedov Faces Newcomer Horcher in Tampa

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

It was announced Tuesday that the UFC on FOX main event between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov was off due to a Ferguson injury, and two days later, "The Eagle" has a new dance read news >>

Jacob Hebeisen Looking to Make Waves and Stay Busy in Legacy FC Debut

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

Jacob Hebeisen hasn't fought as often as he'd like in his 10-year career. All that changes on Friday night with Legacy FC 53. read news >>