UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan (18-5) will face Yoshiyuki Yoshida (10-2) at UFC 88 “Breakthrough” on September 6 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. Parisyan will look to get back title contention after losing to Thiago “Pitbull” Alves at UFC Fight Night 13.
TUF five competitor Joe Jauzon (16-4) will look to get back in the win column after losing to Kenny Florian at UFN 13 when he faces Kyle Bradley (13-5) at UFC Fight Night 15. Bradley lost his UFC debut to Chris Lytle at UFC 81 “Breaking Point”.
Tamdan McCrory (8-1) will face TUF 2 vet Luke Cummo (6-5) on the undercard at UFC 87 on August 9 from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cummo is coming off a decision loss to Luigi Fioravanti at UFC 82. McCrory broke his eight fight winning streak, losing to Akihiro Gono at UFC 78 “Validation”.
Tomasz Drwal (14-2) will look for his first UFC win over former IFL fighter Andre Gusmao (5-0) at UFC 87 on August 9 from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drwal broke his 13 fight winning streak when he with a loss to Thiago Silva at UFC 75.
After three strait loses in the cage, MMA veteran Phil Baroni (10-10) will drop down in weight and face Cage Rage veteran Scott Jenson (3-2) in a welterweight bout at Cage Rage 27.
UFC newcomer Brodie (13-3) will take on former IFL welterweight fighter Rory Markham at UFC fight Night 14 on July 19. Former Rage in the Cage middleweight champion Brodie Farber will bring a six fight win streak into this his UFC debut. Markham will look to put his IFL days behind him with his UFC debut at UFN 14.