Four Welterweight Fights Added To UFC on FX 4
The UFC on FX 4 card is growing at a rapid rate this week.
UFC officials announced the addition of four additional bouts to the card late last night.
While not yet officially announced by UFC officials, UFC on FX 4 is expected to go down at The Revel Entertainment Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 22. In the headlining slot, top lightweight contenders Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will square off in a five-round affair.
Miller has spent the bulk of his career fighting in the middleweight division; however after a string of hits and misses he is now set to embark on a new weight class in an attempt to gain some consistency in his career. He is just 2-5 in his last seven bouts at middleweight and the drop to 170 is a much needed change for the well liked fighter.
Stepping in to face the older half of the “Miller brothers duo’ is Funch. Funch is in need of a win and likely fights for his job in this fight. He entered the UFC as an undefeated prospect but after three UFC fights he has failed to capture a single victory.
Rick Story is a fighter who needs no introduction, He went on a tear to start his UFC career and wound up putting together a nice six-fight win streak in the process that included wins over Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves, however after getting close to a title shot he has dropped his last two bouts to Brenneman and Kampmann.
Facing Story will be “TUF” season 11 vet, Rich Attonito. Attonito’s job should be secure; however a win over Story will serve him well in gaining respect amongst his peers and employer. He has done well with taking out the likes of Daniel Roberts, Jamie Yager and Rafael Natal, but has fallen short in the other half of his UFC career.
Matt Riddle is another “TUF” veteran added to the UFC on FX show. To date, he has not had one professional fight outside of the UFC and as such, fans have been able to watch him grow from a 0-0 fighter to the impressive talent he is today. He last saw action at UFC 143 where he was able to out-point Henry Martinez to bounce back from a two-fight losing streak.
Facing Riddle will be Luis Ramos. Ramos hasn’t fought since his UFC debut at UFC 140. In the fight he was knocked out in just 40 seconds by the fast rising and talented Erick Silva.
Brian Ebersole burst onto the UFC scene with his dominant victory over the very tough, Chris Lytle at UFC 127. Since entering the promotion he has yet to taste defeat and been able to string together three straight wins.
Facing Ebersole will be Waldburger. Waldburger is a submission specialist who after just four UFC outings has only had one setback and that was against the top ranked Johny Hendricks in his second UFC bout. Since the defeat he has been able to put together two first round submission victories.
Here is how the UFC on FX 4 card is shaping up:
Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard
Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger
Ricardo Funch vs. Dan Miller
Rich Attonito vs. Rick Story
Luis Ramos vs. Matt Riddle
Chis Camozzi vs. Nick Catone