A featherweight bout between Charles Rosa and Jimy Hettes has been added to UFC Fight Night 81 event in Boston.
UFC Fight Night 81 will be held on January 17, 2016 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion T.J. Dillashaw and former UFC and WEC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is expected to headline this event.
The Massachusetts native, Rosa (10-2), has only won once in his three UFC appearences thus far, however has earned ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses in both loses inside the cage. His only win under the ZUFFA banner came in the same arena he will fight Hettes in, submitting Sean Soriano via d’Arce choke late in the third round.
Hettes (11-3) has gone 1-3 since his victory over Nam Phan in his promotional debut at UFC 141. A triangle choke win over Robert Whiteford was sandwiced with losses to Diego Brandão, Marcus Brimage and Dennis Bermudez.
With this fight addition, UFC Fight Night 81 now looks like this.
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Dominick Cruz [a]
Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez
Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione
Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman
Paul Felder vs. Daron Cruickshank
Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Côté
Sean O’Connell vs. Ilir Latifi
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson
Charles Rosa vs. Jimy Hettes
Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Francimar Barroso