A lightweight matchup putting TUF vets Mike Rio and Tony Ferguson is headed to Houston. UFC officials confirmed the pairing earlier this month.
Both fighters head into the bout coming off losses in their previous outings. Rio dropped a hard-fought submission loss to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on FX 8, snapping a three-fight win streak. TUF 13 champion Tony Ferguson has been out of action since his UFC on FOX 3 loss to Michael Johnson, snapping a six-fight win streak for the hard-hitting lightweight.
UFC 166 is headlined by the third fight between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. The fight card will take place October 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. More bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.