UFC on Fox 10 adds Cruickshank vs. Rio
The UFC on Fox 10 card added its 11th fight to the docket.
Lightweights Daron Cruickshank (13-4, *pictured) and Mike Rio (9-3) will meet in Chicago, the promotion announced on Sunday.
UFC on FOX 10 takes place on Jan. 25 at the United Center in Chicago. The main event will pit two lightweight contenders in former UFC champ Benson Henderson against former Strikeforce titleholder Josh Thomson.
Cruickshank lost a month ago by submission to Adriano Martins in Brazil. That loss followed a split-decision win over Yves Edwards and a unanimous decision loss to John Makdessi.
Rio could be hanging on by a thread after back-to-back first-round losses. In May, he was submitted by Francisco Trinaldo in Brazil. He tapped again against Tony Ferguson D’Arce choke at UFC 166 in October.
Cruickshank and Rio were both cast mates on season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
The latest UFC on FOX 10 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic
Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins
Darren Elkins vs. Jeremy Stephens
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, MMAjunkie)
Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland
Chico Camus vs. Yaotzin Meza
Adam Khaliev vs. Pascal Krauss
Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana
Walt Harris vs. Nikita Krylov
Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Jared Rosholt
Daron Cruickshank vs. Mike Rio