The lineup has been finalised for UFC Fight Night 123 that will be held on December 9, 2017, at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
The main event features a featherweight bout between #4 ranked Cub Swanson and #6 ranked Brian Ortega.
After a submission loss to current champion Max Holloway, Swanson has gone on a four-fight winning streak.
Back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Hacran Dias and Tatsuya Kawajiri, Swanson earned a unanimous decision win over Doo Ho Choi at UFC 206. The win earned both fighters ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Fight of the Year’ honours.
In his latest bout, Swanson earned a unanimous decision over Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 108.
After testing positive for drostanolone, which turned his UFC debut win over Mike De La Torre to a no-contest, Ortega has won four straight, all inside the distance.
A TKO ‘Fight of the Night’ win over Thiago Tavares was followed by a third-round submission win over Diego Brandão. A third-round KO win over Clay Guida at UFC 199 was followed most recently by a third-round submission win over Renato Moicano at UFC 214 which earned both fighters ‘Fight of the Night’.
The co-main event also features a featherweight bout pitting #15 ranked Jason Knight against Gabriel Benítez.
After four straight wins in the UFC which included victories over Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres and Chas Skelly, Knight suffered a loss in his last contest, suffering a first-round TKO loss to Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214. Now knight looks to get back to winning ways against Gabriel Benitez in Fresno.
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Following a submission victory over Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 94, Benitez suffered a unanimous decision loss in his last bout to Enrique Barzola at UFC 211.
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Other Main Card Bouts
Also featured on the main card is a bantamweight bout between #7 ranked Marlon Moraes and #8 ranked Aljamain Sterling, a lightweight bout between Scott Holtzman and Darrell Horcher, a middleweight contest pitting Eryk Anders
vs. Markus Perez and kicking off the Fox Sports 1 main card is a bantamweight bout between Albert Morales and Benito Lopez.
A women’s flyweight bout between two former UFC bantamweight title challengers headlines the preliminary card as Alexis Davis meets Liz Carmouche.
A bantamweight bout between Frankie Saenz and Merab Dvalishvili kicks off the FS1 preliminary card while a lightweight bout featuring Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos headlines the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card.
Check out the full fight card for the event below.
Full UFC Fight Night 123 Fight Card
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche
Luke Sanders vs. Andre Soukhamthath
Carls John de Tomas vs. Alex Perez
Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos
Alejandro Pérez vs. Iuri Alcântara
Antônio Braga Neto vs. Trevin Giles