It has been confirmed that the UFC has just added a welterweight matchup between Matt Brown and Pete Sell to their UFC 96 event in Columbus, Ohio. Although the fight card is filling out, thus far, not one of the Rumored participants has that blockbuster appeal that would warrant most MMA fans to pay the $44.95 pay-per-view rate. Currently, there is not one title bout, or even a top contender matchup, scheduled for the event.
MMAWeekly.com was the first to confirm the Sell-Brown bout for March 7th, although it is unknown whether they will be participating on the non-televised or televised portion of the event.
As of now, the biggest names to appear on the event are light heavyweight Brandon Vera and lightweight Roger Huerta, who has been in the headlines of late due to his desire to walk away from MMA to pursue acting.
This will be the final fight on Huerta’s current UFC contract and most likely his last Octagon appearance for at least the next year.
Here are the fighters Rumored to be competing at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio:
Ryan Jensen vs. Steve Steinbeiss
Tim Boetsch vs. Jason Brilz
Pete Sell vs. Matt Brown
Aaron Riley vs. Shane Nelson
Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller
Dustin Hazelett vs. Ben Saunders
Mark Munoz vs. Matt Hamill
Shane Carwin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Jason Day vs. Kendall Grove
Roger Huerta vs. Spencer Fisher
Brandon Vera vs. Mike Patt