Three new bouts have been added to the UFC 158 card as Jordan Mein (26-8) squares off against Dan Miller (14-6), Daron Cruickshank (12-2) takes on John Makdessi (10-2) and Chris Camozzi (18-5) faces Nick Ring (13-1). The event is set to take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, on March. 16.
UFC officials recently announced the three new bouts.
UFC 158 will feature a headline bout between current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and title challenger Nick Diaz. The main card will air LIVE on PPV with the prelims expected to air on FX and Facebook.
Jordan Mein is currently riding a two fight winning streak, most recently defeating Forrest Petz via first round TKO at “Score Fighting Series 7″ in November. Prior to that he scored a unanimous decision victory over Tyler Stinson at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” in July. Mein now has the chance to extend his winning streak to three by beating Miller.
Dan Miller last fought at UFC on FX 4 in June, where he picked up a third round submission victory over Ricardo Funch. That win snapped a two fight losing streak he had been on during 2011. Miler will no doubt look to put another notch in the win column by defeating Mein.
Daron Cruickshank is currently riding a six fight winning streak, most recently defeating Henry Martinez via second round KO at UFC on FOX 5 in December. Prior to that he scored a unanimous decision victory over Chris Tickle at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale in June. Daron has the chance to go one step higher on the lightweight ladder with a big win over Makdessi.
John Makdessi was last in action at UFC 154 in November, where he picked up a unanimous decision victory over Sam Stout. That win snapped a two fight losing streak, which included losses to Dennis Hallman and Anthony Njokuani. Makdessi will no doubt look for a big performance against Cruickshank.
Chris Camozzi is on a three fight winning streak at the moment, most recently defeating Luiz Cané via unanimous decision at UFC 153 in October. Prior to that he scored a third round TKO victory over Nick Catone at UFC on FX 4 in June, and a third round submission win over Dustin Jacoby at UFC on FOX 2 in January. Camozzi has the chance to climb higher in the middleweight division with a good performance in March.
Nick Ring last fought at UFC 149 in July, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Court McGee. Prior to that he dropped a decision loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC 135 in September 2011. That loss ended Nick’s undefeated status and snapped a twelve fight winning streak. Ring now has the change to begin a new winning streak by defeating Camozzi.
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