Middleweights Drew McFedries and UFC newcomer Mike Massenzio will go toe-to-toe at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17th in Omaha, Nebraska, according to MMA Junkie.
McFedries (7-3) has earned all three of his UFC victories with first-round knockouts over Alessio Sakara, Jordan Radev, and Marvin Eastman. He has never made it out of the first round inside the octagon, however, as his losses to Martin Kampmann and Patrick Cote also came in the opening frame.
Massenzio (10-2) is an IFL veteran and a member of the New York-based Team BombSquad. After winning nine-straight bouts primarily in Reality Fighting and Ring of Combat, Massenzio was defeated by Danillo Villefort via first-round submission in his IFL debut in May. He has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC.
Two of Massenzio’s teammates, Jon Jones and John Franchi, also recently signed deals with the UFC and WEC respectively, both of which are owned by Zuffa, LLC. Jones will debut against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87 later this month while Franchi is expected to take on Jose Aldo at WEC 36 in September.
The McFedries-Massenzio bout is expected to be on the un-televised preliminary card but may be shown if time permits, especially if either fighter is able to secure a first-round stoppage.