A featherweight contest has been added to the UFC’s debut on FX in the form of Pat Schilling vs. Daniel Pineda, both of which are newcomers to the promotion.
UFC officials announced the bout yesterday evening.
UFC on FX 1 is set to take place from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on January 20. A lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller will serve as the evening’s main event live on FX. The preliminary bouts are expected to air on FUEL TV.
Schilling enters his UFC debut on the heels of a five-fight win streak, all of which ended within the first frame of action on the regional circuit.
Pineda is a Bellator veteran who is the current featherweight and lightweight champion of the regional Legacy Fighting Championship promotion out of Texas. With only one loss in his last eight bouts, he too brings in a five-fight win streak into his debut.
The latest UFC on FX 1 card includes:
MAIN CARD: (FX)
Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller
Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Josh Neer
Mike Easton vs. Jared Papazian
Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft
PRELIMINARY CARD: (FUEL TV)
Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer
Charlie Brenneman vs. Daniel Roberts
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Kamal Shalorus
Ryan Jimmo vs. Karlos Vemola
Fabricio Camoes vs. Reza Madadi
Nick Denis vs. Joseph Sandoval
Daniel Pineda vs. Pat Schilling