A welterweight matchup between Liverpool’s Danny Roberts and Dominique Steele has been added to the UFC 197 lineup in Las Vegas. Simon Head of the Sun first reported the bout.
UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones 2 will be held on April 23, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Roberts (12-1 MMA) made his UFC debut late last year at UFC Fight Night 80, also in Las Vegas. Roberts would dominate Nathan Coy on route to a first round triangle submission victory. Steele (14-6 MMA) is coming off an impressive KO win over Dong Hyun Kim in Korea following a TKO loss to Zak Cummings in his UFC debut at UFC on FOX 16.
With this fight announcement, UFC 197 now looks like this:
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo
Yair Rodríguez vs. Andre Fili
Robert Whittaker vs. Rafael Natal
Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima
Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Clint Hester
Glaico França vs. James Vick
Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza
Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele