Only two fights have been made official for UFC 189, but they are expected to be wild shootouts between welterweight champion Robbie Lawlar and Rory MacDonald and featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.
Make that three nasty gun fights. The UFC has added a 145-pound affair with Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens to the July 11 lineup.
Both featherweights will be looking to rebound from disappointing performances. Bermudez, who appeared to be well on his way to knocking on a title tilt, was submitted by Ricardo Lamas in a pivotal battle in November.
Bermudez had won seven straight before the devastating defeat.
Stephens, meanwhile, is trying to snap a two-fight skid. “Lil’ Heathen” has dropped decisions to Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson in his last outings.
MGM Grand Garden Arean in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s current roster:
Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo (UFC fetherweight champion)