UFC 174 just added a Light Heavyweight matchup where both fighters are ranked in the top 15, pitting number 9, Ryan “Darth” Bader (16-4) against number 12 Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (12-4).
Since winning TUF Season 8, Bader has enjoyed success in the UFC light heavyweight division with a solid 9-4 record in competition, he defeated “The Hippo” Anthony Perosh in his last outing at UFN 23 by unanimous decision.
Feijao will look to test Ryan’s chin at UFC 174, as all 12 of his victories have come by knockout, however he chooses to live and die by the sword for all of his losses have come in the same fashion.
The UFC just added two fights to its upcoming showcase in the Spur city of San Antonio.
Former Legacy FC Middleweight Champion Andrew Craig (9-2) looks to win his 4th fight inside the octagon at the expense of inaugural TUF Brazil middleweight winner, Cezar Ferreira (7-3) who will also be looking to win his fourth UFC bout and bounce back after a KO loss in his own country against the Doberman C.B. Dolloway at UFN 38.
Another bout added on to the card is rematch of UFN 39 featuring feathweights Rani Yahya (19-8-1) and Johnny Bedford (19-10-1).
Their first fight was ruled a No-Contest due to an accidental headbutt just :39 seconds into round 1. In a fight where both fighters were looking to rebound from flat performances prior, Yahya dropped a split decision to Tom Niinimaki at TUF 18 Finale and Bedford lost to Brian Caraway late into the 3rd round of their matchup at UFC 159.
Scott Jorgenson (14-9) will return at flyweight after a controversial loss to Jussier Formiga. Jorgenson was dazed by a headbutt which helped set up a submission win for Formiga. He will fight Danny Martinez (16-5) who will look to rebound from a loss in his UFC debut at UFC 169. The two will meet at UFC Fight Night 42 on June 7th in Albuquerque, NM.
Finally a surprise offering of a potential return was made today after talks of him retiring after his highly controversial loss at UFC on Fox 10.
Josh Thomson (20-6) will not retire and has continued his training at AKA and will look for a mid-summer return around July where an opponent has yet to be named.