A featherweight bout between former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and talented prospect Doo Ho Choi headlines UFC’s debut in Kansas City.
UFC on Fox 24 will be held on April 15, 2017 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Following a title fight loss in the rematch to then champion TJ Dillashaw, Renan Barao moved up to featherweight to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt. Although both men fought to a ‘Fight of the Night’, Barao would lose a unanimous decision. Rebounding nicely, however, Barao earned a unanimous decision of his own against Phillipe Nover Decision at UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg.
Following a 3-0 start in the UFC, including two ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus wins, Doo Ho Choi fought Cub Swanson at UFC 206. In a fight that earned both fighters ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Fight of the Year’ honours, Swanson would eventually earn a unanimous decision win.
With this bout, UFC on FOX 24 now looks like this:
Renan Barao vs. Doo Ho Choi
Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson.
Tim Elliot vs. Louis Smolka
Devin Clark vs. Jake Collier
Anthony Smith vs. Andrew Sanchez
Ketlen Vieria vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith