The first UFC on FX event is set for January and features fan favorites in its first two bouts, as heavyweight Pat Barry takes on Christian Morecraft and Duane “Bang” Ludwig meets fellow lightweight slugger Josh Neer, the UFC announced today.
Barry (6-4) is in a two-fight skid that includes a comeback KO to Cheick Kongo in June and submission to Stefan Struve last month to fall below .500 in the UFC at 3-4, while Morecraft (7-2) fell to 1-2 inside the Octagon with a knockout at the hands of Matt Mitrione in June.
Meanwhile, Ludwig and Neer are on the rise after Ludwig (21-11) topped Amir Sadollah in August for back-to-back wins following a pair of losses, while Neer (32-10-1) stopped Keith Wisniewski in his return to the UFC in October for his fifth-straight win.
An exact date and location for the event will be announced soon.
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Pictured: Duane Ludwig