A pair of lightweights looking to make their mark on the division will collide at UFC 146 in the form of Edson Barboza and Evan Dunham who have have signed to face off at Memorial Day Weekend event. UFC officials announced the bout on Sunday.
Barboza (10-0) has won three straight Fight of the Night awards and has triumphed over Terry Etim and Ross Pearson since joining the UFC.
Dunham (13-2) is 6-2 inside the Octagon and has rebounded from back-to-back losses to win two straight. Dunham’s defeats came at the hands of Sean Sherk and Melvin Guillard while he was last seen in an entertaining effort against Nik Lentz where he won by way of a Doctor’s Stoppage.
UFC 146 is scheduled to feature a main event between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and #1 contender Alistair Overeem. The show takes place May 26 from Las Vegas with Barboza-Dunham likely landing one of the event’s PPV slots.
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