The UFC has added a welterweight pairing between Sean Spencer and Yuri Villefort to UFC on FOX Sports 1 3. The pairing will likely land on the evening’s preliminary card. UFC officials announced the pairing on Thursday.
Both fighters come into the bout coming off losses in their previous outings and likely needing a win to stay employed with the UFC. Villefort dropped a loss to Nah-Shon Burrell in his UFC debut at UFC 157, marking his second loss in a row. Spencer will be searching for his first UFC victory when he fights Villefort close to the Brazilian’s hometown.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 takes place September 4 in Belo Horizante, Brazil. A light heavyweight pairing between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader will headline the card. Co-headlining the bill will be a middleweight bout between Yushin Okami and Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza. A venue has yet to be named for the card, however last year’s UFC 147 took place at the Mineirinho Arena.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 Fight Card:
- Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader
- Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza vs. Yushin Okami
- Joe Benavidez vs. Jussier “Formiga” da Silva
- Yuri Villefort vs. Sean Spencer