A middleweight contest has just been added to the ever growing UFC card set for Dec. 30. Middleweights Matt Riddle and Luis Ramos have agreed to get it on inside the Octagon in front the Las Vegas Crowd this New Years eve.
UFC officials confirmed plans for the contest just moments ago.
UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem.
Riddle last saw the inside of a cage when he stepped in against Lance Benoist at UFC’s “Fight Night 25: Ellenberger vs. Shields” event. He struggled with his opponent from the opening of the first round and eventually dropped a unanimous decision. After going 5-1 inside the UFC the Fight Night 25 loss marked his second straight defeat inside the Cage. All of Riddle’s pro bouts have been in the UFC.
Ramos was last seen in action at UFC 134 in Rio in a losing effort to fellow countryman Erik Silva. He holds a 19-7 pro record overall and will likely need a victory over Riddle to keep his employment with the UFC.