The January 23rd UFC Fight Night 12 card appears unofficially complete as MMA Junkie is reporting that The Ultimate Fighter 5 castmembers Corey Hill and Gray Maynard will both be fighting at the event.
Hill (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his official UFC debut against Joe Veres (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Despite competing on The Ultmate Fighter 5 Hill has just one fight on his professional record – a 34-second TKO victory in November on ’06. Veres lost his UFC debut to Maynard at UFC Fight Night 11 in September by KO just 9-seconds into the fight
Maynard (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will look to keep his undefeated 3-0 record intact as he takes on Matt Grice (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Maynard fought to a no contest in his UFC debut against Rob Emerson on The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale. Despite dominating the fight and slamming Emerson so hard he was forced to tap out Maynard knocked himself out on the slam and the fight was ruled a no contest. Despite the odd finish to his UFC debut Maynard quickly dispatched Vera in September. Grice made his UFC debut in April losing to Terry Etim by submission late in round one. He bounced back from the loss with a decision win over Jason Black at UFC 77 in October.