A bantamweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC on FOX 28 fight card as former bantamweight king Renan Barao vs Brian Kelleher has been added to the event.
The Orlando Sentinal announced the news.
UFC on Fox 28 will be held on February 24, 2018, at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, United States.
After losing his UFC bantamweight title to TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173, Barao has gone 2-3 in his last five. A submission win over Mitch Gagnon was followed by another loss to TJ Dillashaw and a unanimous decision loss to Jeremy Stephens. A unanimous decision win over Phillipe Nover followed, however, the Brazilian lost a unanimous decision to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214 last time out.
After a ‘Performance of the Night’ upset win in his UFC debut over Iuri Alcântara at UFC 212, Kelleher suffered a submission loss to Marlon Vera in his second UFC contest. In his most recent bout, however, ‘Boom’ earned a TKO win over Damian Stasiak at UFC Fight Night 118 to earn a ‘Fight of the Night’ post-fight bonus.
With this announcement, UFC on FOX 28 now looks like this:
Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban
Jéssica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres
Yoel Romero vs. David Branch
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Sara McMann vs Yana Kunitskaya
Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin
Renan Barão vs. Brian Kelleher
Marcin Prachnio vs. Sam Alvey