Two new fights make it a baker’s dozen for next month’s UFC Fight Night 133 event in Idaho.
The matchups include bantamweights Mark De La Rosa (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Elias Garcia (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Raoni Barcelos (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (17-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), officials announced via centurylinkarenaboise.com.
UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full bout order and fight card haven’t been finalized.
De La Rosa , a 23-year-old Legacy FC and Combate Americas vet, made his promotional debut at UFC 219 and suffered a submission loss to Tim Elliott. Before entering the UFC octagon, the fighter, who’s married to fellow UFC competitor Montana De La Rosa, went 9-0 with six stoppages following a 2014 pro debut.
He meets Garcia, a 25-year-old Roufusport fighter who’s 5-0 with four stoppages since turning pro in 2013. He moves up to bantamweight after previously competing as a flyweight.
Barcelos, meanwhile, is a promotional newcomer who’s recent competed for RFA, where he was a featherweight champion. The 33-year-old Brazilian, whose once-scheduled UFC debut against Boston Salmon in late 2017 was scrapped due to his opponent’s injury, is riding a four-fight winning streak.
He meets Holobaugh, a longtime Titan FC fighter and champ who took a three-fight winning streak into a Dana White’s Contender Series 1 bout with Matt Bessette, which he he won via knockout. However, the fight – which came four years after a one-fight UFC stint in 2013 – was overturned after the 31-year-old was suspended for banned IV use.
The latest UFC Fight Night 133 card includes:
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov
- Paul Felder vs. James Vick
- Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn
- Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano
- Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski
- Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins
- Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia
- Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland
- Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel
- Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow
- Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia
- Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
- The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 168 – Las Vegas: Dana White, Robert Whittaker
- 'The Ultimate Fighter 27' blog, episode No. 9: Laughter is the cure
- Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson added to UFC 228 in September
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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