The UFC’s return to England continues to take shape, as Japanese featherweight Michihiro Omigawa and England’s Jason “Shotgun” Young will look to rebound from recent losses when they meet at UFC 138 on November 5 in Birmingham.
Omigawa (12-10-1) dropped a unanimous decision to contender Chad Mendes in his return to the Octagon at UFC 126 in February, then suffered a controversial loss to Darren Elkins at UFC 131 in June. Omigawa has earned a number of notable victories, including being one of only four men to ever defeat Hatsu Hioki (who will be making his UFC debut against George Roop at UFC 137) along with wins over The Ultimate Fighter alum Nam Phan and WEC veteran LC Davis.
Young (8-4) was also in action at UFC 131, dropping his UFC debut to Dustin Poirier to snap a two-fight win streak. Young, who trains at Semtex Gym alongside former UFC contender Paul Daley, will be fighting in his home country for the first time since a submission loss to fellow countryman Paul Sass, who is scheduled to challenge TUF runner-up Michael Johnson at UFC on Versus 6.
UFC 138 will be headlined by the UFC’s first five-round non-title fight between middleweight contenders Chris Leben and Mark Munoz.
Pictured: Michihiro Omigawa