A bantamweight bout has been added to UFC on FOX 25 as Marlon Vera meets Brian Kelleher in LongIsland
UFC on Fox 25 will be held on July 22, 2017, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. This will be the first UFC event on Long Island.
Newsday reported the bout.
The event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former champion Chris Weidman and The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum.
After going 1-1 in his first two UFC contests, Vera has now won two straight. A unanimous decision win over Ning Guangyou was followed most recently with a third-round TKO win over Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson.
Kelleher, the Ring of Combat bantamweight champion made his UFC debut this past weekend and earned a huge first-round upset win over Iuri Alcântara at UFC 212.
With this announcement, UFC on FOX 25 now looks like this:
Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida
Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Oliveira
Lyman Good vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Chris Wade vs. Frankie Perez
Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins
Shane Burgos vs. Godofredo Pepey
Kyle Bochniak vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Damian Grabowski vs. Christian Colombo
Rafael Natal vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Timothy Johnson vs. Junior Albini
Corey Anderson vs. Tyson Pedro
Brian Kellerher vs. Marlon Vera