A bout between welterweights Daniel Roberts and Julio Paulio has been added to the preliminary card of “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” on July 3 in Las Vegas. Roberts announced the matchup earlier today.
After beginning his career with nine-straight wins, Roberts (9-1) suffered a first-round KO to rising 170-pounder John Howard in his UFC debut in March, while Paulio (17-3) also came up short in his first trip to the Octagon, dropping a unanimous decision Mike Pierce at the UFC’s Versus debut to snap a seven-fight win streak.
UFC 116 is headlined by the anticipated return of heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. interim title-holder Shane Carwin, and is expected to be co-headlined by Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama.
Pictured: Daniel Roberts