Two more WEC welterweights will be making their debut as Danillo Villefort will be taking on Jesse Lennox at UFC 101 which is scheduled for sometime in August in Philadelphia. MMAWeekly was able to confirm the match-up on Thursday.
Villefort made a successful debut at WEC 38 in January as he defeated previously unbeaten Mike Campbell via 1st round TKO. The American Top Team member is 9-2 and has won five fights in a row. The Brazilian has fought in the IFL and a host of other organizations, never staying in one place for too long. Villefort recently signed a six fight deal with the UFC which was announced earlier this week.
Lennox who is 10-1 also has one fight in the WEC under his belt as he defeated Blas Avena via 2nd round on the same card that Villefort fought on. The Miletich fighter has never had a fight go to decision. His lone loss was via submission while he has split his 10 wins equally between KO’s and submissions. He is riding a 3 fight win streak of his own and holds a victory over UFC veteran Ryan Thomas.
The UFC announced plans to fold the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions of the WEC but have since added the welterweights to the mix as well. Former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will be making his UFC debut this Wednesday when he takes on Martin Kampmann at UFC Fight Night 18. Johnny Hendricks is another WEC welterweight who will be making the step up in competition as he joins the UFC as well.
UFC 101 has no main event announced as of yet but a lightweight title fight between champion B.J. Penn and #1 contender Kenny Florian is being talked about, and will hopefully be signed soon.