The UFC added a lightweight bout between Beneil Dariush and Tony Martin for UFC 176 in August.
Beneil Dariush (7-1) He has 2 knockouts, 4 submissions and 1 decision victories in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a six fight winning streak. He made that debut against Charlie Brenneman and won via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC Fight Night – Rockhold vs. Philippou on Jan / 15 / 2014. In his next fight he lost to Ramsey Nijem at UFC Fight Night – Minotauro vs. Nelson on Apr / 11 / 2014 via 1st RD TKO.
Tony Martin (8-1) Has six submissions and 2 wins by decision, he has never been knocked out. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a eight fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Rashid Magomedov and lost that fight by unanimous decision at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on / 01 / 2014.
The event goes down August 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
- Jose Aldo © vs. Chad Mendes – UFC featherweight title bout
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard
- Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia
- Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
- Walmir Lazaro vs. James Vick
- Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
- Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo
- Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson
- Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin