Two lightweights will get their chance in the UFC's toughest division as they make their debuts next month. Anton Kuivanen will fight Justin Salas at the February 15 FUEL TV event in Omaha. The Finnish Kuivanen has finished half of his 16 wins by submission and is currently on a 9-fight win streak. He'll look to make it ten against Colorado's 9-3 Salas,
Undefeated Californian C.J. Keith was originally slated to face off against Kuivanen on the card; however, the same day he was signed, he also received bad news that forced him to pull out of the fight.
In a middleweight bout that same night, Sean Loeffler will take on Buddy Roberts. Roberts is an 11-2 veteran who fights out of Jackson's in Albuquerque, NM; fellow finisher Loeffler has stopped his last six opponents.
Best of Lighter Weight Divisions Duel on FUEL TV updated January 5
Verbal agreements are in for two bouts showcasing the best of the bantamweight and featherweight divisions February 15 in Omaha, UFC president Dana White announced today.
T.J. Dillashaw will jump from the finals of last season's Ultimate Fighter into the UFC's bantamweight division by taking on the crafty Walel Watson on the FUEL TV card.
Also at that event, two great grapplers will battle it out as TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins takes on BJJ black belt Vagner Rocha. Rocha was originally scheduled to face Mike Brown in January; however Brown was injured and forced to withdraw from that event.
Somebody's "0" Must Go in HW Clash on FUEL updated December 21
February 15th's Fuel card continues to take shape with a matchup of heavyweight prospects who have a lot on the line.
“Undefeated heavyweights will collide as verbal agreements are in for 8-0 Phil De Fries versus 7-0 Stipe Miocic on February 15 in Omaha, Nebraska,” said UFC President Dana White.
The Pride of El Salvador vs. Prince updated December 20
Bantamweight contender, Ivan "The Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar will be squaring off with last season's Ultimate Fighter alumni, John "Prince" Albert, UFC president Dana White announced today.
TUF Winner, A-Train, Omaha-Bound updated December 14
After making an impressive UFC </a>debut at light heavyweight, 12-1 Ronny Markes will move to middleweight to face powerful wrestler Aaron "A-Train" Simpson at UFC on FUEL 1, UFC president Dana White announced today.
Also at that event, verbal agreements are in for a featherweight bout between one of the best submission grapplers in UFC, Rani Yahya, and Ultimate Fighter season 12 winner, Jonathan Brookins.
Omaha Gets Another Skyscraper in February updated December 7
“A heavyweight match for UFC on FUEL February 15th has been verbally agreed to as 6’ 4” 242-pound Dave Herman will take on 6’11 235-pound Stefan ‘Skyscraper’ Struve," said UFC president Dana White today.
Sanchez vs. Ellenberger Headline First FUEL Card updated November 29
The UFC's first fight card to be broadcast on FUEL TV has been announced for February 15th in Omaha, Nebraska, UFC president Dana White confirmed today.
The main event for this card has been verbally agreed to as top-five ranked Jake ‘The Juggernaut’ Ellenberger takes on Ultimate Fighter winner Diego ‘The Dream” Sanchez in a three-round welterweight bout.
International broadcast partners for this event will be announced in the coming months.