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Wednesday, 12/11/2013, 11:07 am

UFC Signs Two New Welterweights for Upcoming Fight Night Cards

The UFC has added two welterweight fighters to their roster, both of whom will be fighting in upcoming UFC Fight Night bouts early next year.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Various sources have confirmed that the UFC has added two welterweight fighters for upcoming appearances at UFC Fight Night bouts.

Nate Loughran will be returning to the UFC after a three-year hiatus from the sport to face Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 36, reported BJPENN.COM; and MMA Fighting reported that Danny Mitchell will be making his UFC debut to face Igor Araujo at UFC Fight Night 37.

Loughran (11-1) fought twice for the UFC in 2008, winning his debut but then losing his second bout and suffering a rib injury in the process.  He then took over three years away from MMA, making a return in 2012.  On a 2-fight win streak since his return, Loughran will be facing a tough opponent in Erick Silva in the Brazilian’s home country when they fight in February.

Danny Mitchell (14-4) will enter the Octagon with two back-to-back wins in his most recent fights to face Igor Araujo at UFC Fight Night 37 in March.  Of Mitchell’s last six fights, he has gone 5-1 with all of his wins coming by way of stoppage – including two first-round KO’s and a flying triangle submission.

UFC Fight Night 36 will take place February 15 in Santa Catarina, Brazil; and UFC Fight Night 37 will take place March 8 in London, England.


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