An intriguing matchup between undefeated lightweight prospects Matt Veach and Evan Dunham has been agreed upon and is slated to take place at UFC 102 on Aug. 29 in Portland, Oregon.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the new matchup with sources close to the fight within the past 24 hours.
Veach and Dunham both made their UFC debuts in February as short notice replacements. Veach, who trains under Matt Hughes at the H.I.T. Squad near St. Louis, MO, recorded a TKO victory over Matt Grice at UFC Fight Night 17 at 4:34 of round 1 on Feb. 7. The win improved his record to 11-0.
Dunham improved to 8-0 after requiring just 2:13 to TKO Per Eklund at UFC 95 on Feb. 21. A pro for just slightly over two years, seven of Dunham’s victories have ended by either submission or TKO. Prior to making his UFC debut, he had competed just weeks earlier having submitted Dustin Akbari with a rear naked choke at 0:40 of round 3 during Palace Fighting Championships 12 on Jan. 22.
UFC 102 is currently slated to be headlined by a bout between former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture taking on former PRIDE and interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Additional matchups expected include Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt, Wilson Gouveia vs. Chael Sonnen, and Junior dos Santos vs. Justin McCully.