A lightweight matchup between Brazilian striker Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen has reportedly been added to May’s UFC on FX 8 event.
Brazilian outlet Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest, and Tatame.com has since confirmed the booking with additional sources. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card.
With a main event of Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event’s main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
A former professional Muay Thai fighter, 24-year-old Martins brought an undefeated MMA record to his UFC debut at this past January’s UFC on FX 7 event. However, he was overwhelmed by fellow striker Edson Barboza and was forced to submit to punches in the opening round.
He now meets Jeremy Larsen, a former cast member on “The Ultimate Fighter 15.” Larsen made his official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale and suffered a first-round TKO loss to Joe Proctor. The Arizona resident’s other two career losses came to fellow UFC veterans Efrain Escudero and Edgar Garcia.
Both fighters are likely competing for the right to remain on the UFC roster.
With the reported additions to the card, UFC on FX 8 now includes:
MAIN CARD (FX)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX and Facebook)
* – Not officially announced
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