MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #Tony Ferguson #GSP #Nate Diaz #Kevin Lee #Nick Diaz #Michael Bisping #Holly Holm #Demetrious Johnson #Anderson Silva #Fight Night Rotterdam #Dominick Cruz



A trio of new matchups has been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 3 fight bill, promotion officials recently announced.

Two lightweight bouts are among the new additions, as T.J. Grant and Kamal Shalorus will lock horns with Carlo Prater and Rafael dos Anjos, respectively. Additionally, Ukrainian bantamweight Azamat Gashimov makes his Octagon debut against the once-beaten Alex Soto. Promotion officials also confirmed that lightweights Donald Cerrone and Jeremy Stephens will square off at the May 15 event, as will bantamweights Jeff Curran and Johnny Eduardo.

Headlined by a pivotal featherweight confrontation pitting Dustin Poirier against Chan Sung Jung, UFC on Fuel TV 3 takes place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., and airs live on Fuel TV.

Grant, 28, made a successful lightweight debut on Oct. 1 following a 3-3 stint as a UFC welterweight. The Canadian finished powerful wrestler Shane Roller with an armbar at UFC Live 6 to earn his 13th career submission win.

Two years older than his foe, Prater rides a five-fight winning streak into his sophomore UFC appearance. The onetime WEC welterweight title challenger earned a controversial win in his Jan. 14 Octagon debut, as Erick Silva was disqualified for landing strikes to the back of Prater’s head.

Known as the “Prince of Persia,” Shalorus has dropped consecutive fights after beginning his career 7-0-2. The Iranian-born lightweight was defeated in both of his UFC appearances, falling via technical knockout to Jim Miller one year ago before submitting to debuting Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov on Jan. 20.

An eight-time UFC veteran, dos Anjos has posted a 4-4 Octagon record since joining the promotion in 2008. The Brazilian fought with mixed results last year, knocking out George Sotiropoulos in July but losing a split decision to countryman Gleison Tibau in November.

Beaten just once in eight pro outings, Gashimov has won back-to-back fights heading into his first UFC foray. The Ukrainian has seen the judges’ scorecards just once in his four-year career and owns over half of his wins by submission.

Soto, 28, recently suffered the first loss of his career, as he was knocked out by rising talent Michael McDonald at UFC 139 this past November. Prior to the defeat, the Californian had racked up six wins in seven bouts, his only blemish being a draw to Seiji Akao on June 24.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Does the UFC have a real future in China?

  • 25 days ago
  • 7 views

After testing the waters with a trio of events in Macau, the UFC soon makes its debut in Mainland China. Is there a future there, though?Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Kailin Curran-Yan Xiaonan, Gina Mazany-Yanan Wu added to UFC Fight Night 122 in China

  • 20 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC Fight Night 122, the first UFC event in mainland China, is beginning to shape up with the addition of a pair of women’s bouts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes added to UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai

  • 12 days ago
  • 12 views

A featherweight bout between touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 122.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Joseph Duffy vs. James Vick Added to UFC 217 in New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 7 views

After inking a new multi-fight contract to stay with the UFC, Joseph Duffy has been booked for his next fight as he faces off with James Vick on Nov. 4 in New York as part of the UFC 217 card at Madi read news >>

Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher first bout added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC Fight Night 123 is taking shape with a lightweight bout between Scott Holtzman and Darrell Horcher.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders added to UFC Fight Night 123 in December

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

A bantamweight matchup between an 8-time UFC veteran and a relative newcomer looking to rebound from his first professional loss has been added to UFC Fight Night 123.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Report: Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn added to UFC 219 in Las Vegas

  • 6 days ago
  • 6 views

An intriguing bantamweight bout appears to be on for UFC 219.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Aldo's return one of three bouts added to Winnipeg card

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC's first featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, begins his road back to the top of the weight class on Dec. 16 when he faces surging contender Ricardo "The Bully" Lamas in a rematch of a 2014 bout read news >>

Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Added to UFC in Winnipeg | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 14 views

The year end FOX UFC Fight Night card has just added a couple of blockbuster fights. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo will return to action for the first time since falling to Max Holloway whe read news >>

Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas rematch co-headlines UFC on FOX 26; Perry-Ponzinibbio, Mein-Silva added

  • 4 days ago
  • 13 views

A featherweight rematch from a past title fight has been booked as the co-main event for the UFC’s return to Winnipeg in December.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>