The UFC has added several new fights this week to their Fight Night event in Hidalgo, Texas, on Sept. 17, with Evan Dunham vs. Abel Trujillo and Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson standing out from the rest of the announced undercard bouts.
The UFC Fight Night 94 event will be headlined by a lightweight fight between Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier, and features Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall in the co-main event.
Dunham is riding a three fight winning streak in the UFC, which itself comes after three straight losses in the lightweight division. He most recently defeated Joe Lauzon in December of 2015, picking up a decision in that fight. He’ll now face Trujillo, who also happens to be riding a three-fight winning streak. He’s entering the event off a decision win over late replacement Jordan Rinaldi at UFC Fight Night 88 in May.
Carneiro made his return to the UFC last year off the strength of a one-night, three-fight tournament win, and he impressively choked out Mark Munoz in that return fight. He got stopped by the aforementioned Brunson in his second fight back, losing by TKO in the first round. He’ll now face fellow submission specialist Robertson, who returns for the first time since a split decision loss to Ben Saunders last July.
Here’s the current lineup for the Sept. 17 event as it currently stands:
- Michael Johnson vs. Dustin Poirier
- Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall
- Evan Dunham vs. Abel Trujillo
- Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson
- Manny Gamburyan vs. Alejandro Perez
- Gabriel Benitez vs. Sam Sicilia
- Joey Gomez vs. Jose Quinonez
- Maximo Blanco vs. Chas Skelly
[Photo (c) Gary A. Vasquez via USA Today Sports]
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