Benito Lopez vs Ricky Simon added to UFC 227 in Los Angeles

Benito Lopez vs Ricky Simon added to UFC 227 in Los Angeles

A bantamweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 227 fight card as Benito Lopez vs Ricky Simon has been added to the event.

UFC 227 will be held on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Lance Pugmire announced the bout.

Simon had won five straight prior to signing with the UFC following his latest win, an LFA bantamweight title defence against Vinicius Zani at LFA 36. In his UFC debut, he earned a controversial submission win after the final bell against Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Fight Night 128, when the referee decided that his opponent, who was in a submission attempt for the final minute of the bout was unconscious when the final buzzer went to end the bout.

Since winning his place in the UFC after earning a split decision win over Steven Peterson on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Lopez earned a win in his UFC debut, a unanimous decision nod over Albert Morales at UFC Fight Night 123.

With this news UFC 227 now looks like this:

TJ Dillashaw (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt for the UFC Bantamweight Championship
Derek Brunson vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior
Ricardo Ramos vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang
Polyana Viana vs.JJ Aldrich
Wuliji Buren vs Bharat Khandare

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