UFC on Fox 20 in Chicago adds Ryan LaFlare vs. Alexander Yakovlev, George Sullivan vs. Hector Urbina

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Two more fights have been confirmed for the UFC’s return to Chicago this summer with UFC on Fox 20, as Ryan LaFlare will take on Alexander Yakovlev, while George Sullivan meets Hector Urbina.

The UFC announced the fights on Tuesday, with bouts joining the already announced Alex Oliveira vs. James Moontasri and Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov fights on the July 23 card.

LaFlare, 32-years-old out of New York, is 12-1 overall in his career, which includes a 5-1 mark inside the Octagon. His sole loss came in March of last year, where he dropped a decision to top contender Demian Maia. He bounced back in December with a decision win over Mike Pierce. He’ll take on 31-year-old Russian Yakovlev, who has won two straight fights in the organization after decision losses to Demian Maia and Nico Musoke to kick off his UFC run.

One of those wins for Yakovlev was against Sullivan, who will try to bounce back from that January KO in his matchup against Urbina. Sullivan is 3-2 in the UFC, but he’s been stopped in both losses. As for Urbina, the 28-year-old made a successful UFC debut in November of 2014, but spent the next year on the sidelines before dropping a decision to Bartosz Fabinski in his return.

The UFC on Fox 20 event is the UFC’s fifth Fox show in Chicago in as many years, and brings them back to the Windy City one year after their most recent trip.

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