Garcia and his management team recently announced the matchup, though UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement.
UFC 176 takes place Aug. 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, featherweight champion Jose Aldo rematches Chad Mendes.
Garcia vs. Dwyer will likely be part of the prelims.
Garcia looks for his third straight UFC win and his seventh consecutive victory overall. The 26-year-old Dominican fighter, who trains out of Tristar Gym in Montreal, knocked out Ben Wall in his promotional debut, and in March, he scored a split-decision victory over Sean Spencer. He has 10 stoppages in 12 career wins.
He now takes on Dwyer, a promotional newcomer. The 24-year-old Canadian has recently competed in his home country for the Battlefield Fight League promotion, where he’s scored five consecutive knockout victories. Most recently, he’s posted wins over big-show vets Shonie Carter and DaMarques Johnson.
The latest UFC 176 card includes:
(Pictured: Alex Garcia)view original article >>
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is benched for two months following his 10th-round knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
After nearly 17 months away from competition, Mairbek Taisumov returned with a highlight-reel finish.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
UFC heavyweight Arjan Bhullar already has his sights set on behind the UFC’s first Indian champ after his first octagon win.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Two months after title fight was cancelled the morning of the fight, Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko are finally ready for their rematch with the women's bantamweight championship on the line i read news >>
According to Brazil’s Combate.com, former featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo will get his wish of a 2017 octagon return.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Gilbert Burns already had the titles to show for his grappling, but his walk-off knockout at UFC-Pittsburgh should also serve notice.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Luck had nothing to do with it.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
It looks like former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is nearing his return to the Octagon. Aldo is currently targeted to fight in December against top five ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas in read news >>
One of the 20 fighters on this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 116 event is facing an indefinite suspension following his promotional debut. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan thinks that Conor McGregor might not be done with his ventures in boxing. read news >>