On Wednesday, an intriguing featherweight affair between a pair of up-and-comers was added to the UFC 172 roster. Max Holloway (pictured) will fight Andre Fili on April 26.
The UFC announced the shootout via Twitter.
Holloway collected a much-needed win by TKO’ing Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 34. “Blessed” had dropped his two prior bouts before this month’s victory.
Fili, meanwhile, hasn’t lost a scrap since October 2010. He made his Octagon debut in spectacular fashion by putting down Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166.
Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland serves as host. A light heavyweight title tilt between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the show’s updated lineup:
Joe Ellenberger vs. Yancy Medeiros
Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili
Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Glover Teixeira vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)