A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC on Fox 6 lineup with a featherweight bout between Clay Guida and Hatsu Hioki, and a heavyweight bout between Shawn Jordan and Mike Russow. The announcements add even more home state fighters to the stacked January card. The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the story with the UFC confirming the match-ups today.
Guida, an Illinois native, is making his featherweight debut after one of the most bizarre performances of his career in a loss to Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4. Hioki dropped a contentious unanimous decision to Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FX 4 after declining a title shot versus champion Jose Aldo. The loss snapped a six-fight win streak for the Japanese fighter.
Chicago policeman Mike Russow will look to bounce back after a devastating UFC 147 loss to Fabricio Werdum. The loss snapped an eleven-fight win streak for the heavyweight. His opponent, Jordan, will be looking to bounce back after a lackluster showing versus Cheick Kongo at UFC 149. The loss was the first in the UFC for the former LSU fullback.
UFC on Fox 6 will take place live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The bill will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.