UFC officials remained busy Thursday afternoon, announcing three new fights for upcoming cards.
At UFC Fight Night 40, featherweights Nik Lentz and Manny Gamburyan will meet. The card takes place May 10 from Cincinnati and the U.S. Bank Arena.
Lentz (24-6-2) is 3-1 in his last four fights, including a December decision loss to Chad Mendes. He is 8-3-1 with one no-contest since joining the UFC.
He even had a little fun about the fight announcement on Twitter, posting:
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) February 20, 2014
Gamburyan (13-8) lost to Dennis Siver in his most recent fight, snapping a two-fight win streak. He is 2-3 all-time inside the Octagon.
UFC on FOX 11 also picked up a featherweight battle, as Sean Soriano meets Estevan Payan. That event takes place April 19 with Travis Browne meeting Fabricio Werdum in the main event.
Soriano (8-1) was submitted by Tatsuya Kawajiri in his UFC debut, snapping an eight-fight win streak. Payan (14-5) is looking for his first Octagon win.
George Roop and Dustin Kimura have agreed to meet at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Kennedy on April 16. The headline fight that night pits Michael Bisping against Tim Kennedy.
Roop (14-10-1) is 2-1 in his last three after back-to-back losses to Cub Swanson and Hatsu Hioki. Kimura (11-1) picked up a January submission over Jon Delos Reyes.
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