Fans in the Montreal area will no doubt be pleased to hear another Canadian has been added to the UFC’s upcoming card in Quebec’s crown jewel in the form of a match-up pitting submission specialist, and Toronto native, Mark Bocek against traditionally tough scrapper Matt Wiman. Both lightweights are coming off decisions wins with Bocek’s coming in December against Nik Lentz and Wiman’s in October over Mac Danzig.
The Bocek-Wiman bout was recently revealed through an official announcement on the UFC’s website. The March 24 lineup already features appearances from popular regional products Mark Hominick and Rory MacDonald.
Bocek holds an overall record of 10-4 with six wins inside the Octagon. In addition to Lentz he can lay claim to victories over Alvin Robinson, David Bielkheden, and Dustin Hazelett.
The 28-year old Wiman has been solid as of late, picking up five wins in his last six clashes and eight in his last eleven. He has only been finished a single time in his twenty-fight career while dishing out eight stoppages of his own.
No main event has been announced for UFC 145 yet, though the main card will feature Macdonald taking on Che Mills in addition to Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell.
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