UFC 202 is taking shape as a welterweight bout between Tim Means and Sean Strickland has been added to the card. ABQJournal first reported the bout.
UFC 202 will be held on August 20, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event is expected to be headlined by a welterweight rematch between The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz and current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.
Means (25-7-1 MMA) is coming off a one punch KO win over John Howard at UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant. Means was expected to face Donald Cerrone on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 83, however, Means was pulled from the fight as a result of a violation of the USADA anti-doping policy. He was replaced by Alex Oliveira and will now face Strickland as his suspension is up.
Strickland (MMA) had a tough loss in his first welterweight bout in the UFC, losing a unanimous decision loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir. However following the loss, Strickland has won three straight. A unanimous decision win over Igor Araújo was followed by a TKO win over Alex Garcia. In his most recent bout at UFC 199, Strickland earned a split decision over Tom Breese.
With this addition, UFC 202 now looks like this:
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit
Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Sultan Aliev
Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori
Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Thiago Alves vs. Al Iaquinta
Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Tim Means vs. Sean Strickland