The UFC on Thursday announced the matchup mere hours after its landmark deal with the Fox Broadcasting Company was finalized.
Poirier (10-1, 2-0 UFC) will carry a three-fight winning streak into the bout. A protégé of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 semifinalist Tim Credeur, the 22-year-old last appeared at UFC 131 in June, when he outpointed British import Jason Young en route to a unanimous decision at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Louisiana-based featherweight has secured eight of his 10 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Poirier suffered his only career defeat against Team Alpha Male’s Danny Castillo in August 2010.
Based at the Academy of Combat Arts in North Dakota, Garza (11-1, 2-0 UFC) has rattled off consecutive wins since his submission loss to Tiequan Zhang under the WEC banner in September. The 6-foot-1 27-year-old last appeared at UFC 129 in April, when he submitted Yves Jabouin with a flying triangle choke at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Spawned by Season 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, Garza, nicknamed “The Scarecrow,” made his promotional debut in December, when he knocked out three-time Mundials champion Fredson Paixao in 52 seconds with a flying knee.view original article >>
Set to face Jason Knight at UFC 211, featherweight Chas Skelly couldn’t be happier with the chance to count on massive presence from his hometown of Azle, Texas, at the Dallas card.Filed under: News, read news >>
The UFC’s lineup for its return to Brazil in June continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Top bantamweight and multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion Bibiano Fernandes talked to MMAjunkie about Demetrious Johnson, free-agency and the decision to re-sign with ONE Championship.Filed under: News, read news >>
After a decade of riling up his opponents at every turn, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s trashtalk has become a thing of legend. But is it good?Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, New read news >>
The lineup for the UFC’s return to New Zealand in June continues to grow with the addition of another welterweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Matt Hamill is still competing in professional MMA, and on Friday, “The Hammer” picked up his first win in nearly five years. Filed under: News, Videos read news >>
The UFC’s summer return to Dallas is officially jam packed, with two bouts added to UFC 211, including one replacement, bringing the card to 14 fights total. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Check out the top Twitter reactions to news of the UFC’s newest division, women’s flyweights, being added later this year.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC’s debut event on Long Island this summer has another fight featuring a local – and it’ll be a rematch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC’s return to Scotland in July continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>