Officials inside the UFC home offices have been busy working on several upcoming cards over the past few days.
A new bout was added to UFC Fight Night 46 from Dublin, Ireland following Wednesday’s edition of The Ultimate Fighter 19. Season contestant and semifinalist Cathal Pendred will meet Mike King.
Pendred (13-2-1) was defeated by Eddie Gordon on the show, ending his run but not his chance inside the Octagon. King (5-0) was also stopped on TUF 19 by Gordon in the quarterfinals.
At UFC Fight Night 44 later this month, Ray Borg will now meet Shane Howell. An injury to Ryan Benoit forced the change.
Howell (13-7) will be making his debut with the promotion against Borg (6-1) in a flyweight affair. It was first reported by MMAjunkie.com.
In another report by MMAjunkie.com, Joe Ellenberger has yet again received a new opponent, now meeting James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night 44. Moontasri (7-1) will be taking the place of Bryan Barberena.
Below is the UFC Fight Night 44 lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens
Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke
Middleweight: Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias
Middleweight: Clint Hester vs. Antonio Brago Neto
Lightweight: Joe Ellenberger vs. James Moontasri
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Colton Smith vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Bantamweight: Johnny Bedford vs. Cody Gibson
Middleweight: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Andy Enz
Flyweight: Shane Howell vs. Ray Borg
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk
Below is the UFC Fight Night 46 lineup:
Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao
Welterweight: Gunnar Nelson vs. Zak Cummings
Flyweight: Brad Pickett vs. Ian McCall
Flyweight: Neil Seery vs. Phil Harris
Middleweight: Tom Lawlor vs. Cody Donovan
Light Heavyweight: Cody Donovan vs. Nikita Krylov
Middleweight: Trevor Smith vs. Tor Troeng
Lightweight: Norman Parke vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Josh Sampo
Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Mike King