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Match Ups Announced for UFC 165, Fight Night 30, and Fight for the Troops 3


A number of UFC match ups have been announced for a trio of upcoming events:


UFC 165

Jesse Ronson (replaces Mark Bocek) v. Michael Prazeres

LFPress.com reports that Jesse “The Body Snatcher” Ronson will replace an injured Mark Bocek for a lightweight bout against Michel Prazeres at UFC 165. Ronson is currently 13-2, with eight wins in a row. UFC 165 will take place in Toronto on September 21.


Fight Night 30

Alessio Sakara v. Tom Watson

Alessio Sakara is in desperate need of a win here, as he’s lost three in a row to Chris Weidman, Brian Stann, and Patrick Coté. Another loss could easily mean his release from the promotion. Sakara is currently 6-7 in the UFC and 19-10 overall.

Tom Watson is coming off of a loss against Thales Leites at UFC 163, and will be looking to cement his still shaky position in the organization. He is currently 16-6 overall, but just 1-2 in the UFC.

Luke Barnatt v. Andrew Craig

Barnatt is an Ultimate Fighter alumni, making it all the way to the semifinals. He was picked up for a UFC contract after defeating Collin Hart at the season 17 finale in April. He is currently 6-0, with one bout in the UFC. Craig is a former Legacy FC champion, and recently defeated Chris Leben at UFC 162. He is 9-1 overall, and 3-1 in the UFC.

Michael Kuiper v. Brad Scott

Kuiper was 11-0 prior to his UFC debut, and has gone 1-2 since he was picked up by the promotion. Scott is a TUF alumni and 8-2 overall. However, he has so far lost his only UFC bout. A win here will be important for both fighters’ futures in the promotion.

UFC Fight Night 30 will take place on October 26 at the Manchester Arena in England. It will air live on FOX Sports 2.


Fight for the Troops 3

Seth Baczynski v. Neil Magny

Magny is a former Army National Guard staff sergeant and an All-Army Combatives champion. He is currently 8-2 overall, 1-1 in the UFC, and is coming off of a submission loss to Sergio Moraes at UFC 163.

Baczynski is 18-10 overall, 4-3 in the UFC, and recently dropped back to back losses to Mike Pierce and Brian Melancon.

Fight for the Troops 3 will take place on November 6 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.