A pair of contests has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to New Jersey, though a main event still awaits.
UFC officials today announced middleweights David Branch (21-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos and light heavyweights Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins for the April 21 event, which takes place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
A bout order for the night has yet to be revealed, but the main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Branch is currently ranked No. 10 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings, while Santos is an honorable mention. At light heavyweight, Anderson is an honorable mention, as well.
With the additions, UFC Fight Night 128 now includes:
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