Mizugaki is as tough as they come at 135 pounds and has been in the zone as of late, winning three straight showdowns including recent success against Bryan Caraway and Erik Perez. However, Phan is a rock in his own right, showing toughness and talent in a career dotted with wins over opponents like Cole Miller and Leonard Garcia. Also notable, Phan will be making his bantamweight debut in the bout, so it should be interesting to see if the cut affects him in a positive or negative way.
The UFC’s matchmaking team has been busy as of late, rounding up replacements for a handful of outings affected by injury withdrawals and booking new bouts. Though only one of the efforts is main event material, the fights all look good on paper and should end up producing a handful of highlights come showtime. From longtime veterans of the Octagon to a heavily-hyped newcomer, here are the five newest fights destined for the infamous eight-sided cage. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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