The Ultimate Fighter 22 semifinalist Julian Erosa will be back in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 5, as he welcomes rising Japanese star Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara to the UFC featherweight division in a UFC 196 bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC 196: dos Anjos vs. McGregor will be held on March 5, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 196 is headlined by the lightweight title fight between Rafael Dos Anjos and Conor McGregor and the women’s bantamweight title bout between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.
Washington’s Erosa, winner of five of his last six, got his UFC career off to a successful start when he scored a split decision win over TUF 22 cast mate Marcin Wrzosek in December. In March, he meets up with Road to UFC Japan finalist Ishihara, a charismatic competitor who made plenty of fans in his exciting three-round draw against Mizuto Hirota last September.
With this fight announcement, UFC 196 now looks like this
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs Conor McGregor
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo
Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimarães
Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante
Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara