With the addition of a new lightweight fight, it appears the lineup for the UFC’s return to Canada later this month is complete with 13 fights.
Alvaro Herrera (9-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Devin Powell (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is a late addition to UFC on FOX 30, officials recently announced. The lightweight bout will open up the prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC on FOX 30 takes place July 28 show at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Herrera was part of the second Latin America season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” He got a shot in the UFC in 2015 and knocked out Vernon Ramos in just 30 seconds at UFC Fight Night 78 in his native Mexico. But since then, he has back-to-back submission losses to Vicente Luque and Jordan Rinaldi in 2016 and 2017. The fight with Powell will be his first in 2018.
Powell lost both his fights in the UFC in 2017 after signing with the promotion in 2016. He dropped a unanimous decision to Drakkar Klose in his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 103, and he dropped a split call to Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night 112 in June 2017. His fight with Herrera will be his first in 13 months.
With the addition, the latest UFC on FOX 30 card includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
- Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Hernandez
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET)
- Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono
- Austin Arnett vs. Hakeem Dawodu
- Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)
- John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Alexis Davis
- Matheus Nicolau vs. Dustin Ortiz
- Nina Ansaroff vs. Randa Markos
- Alvaro Herrera vs. Devin Powell
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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