The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday confirmed the addition of a bout between Roan Carneiro and Ryo Chonan to its UFC 85 event scheduled for June 7 in London.
The welterweight bout brings to 11 the total number of bouts officially announced by the UFC. In a statement early last week, the promotion indicated that it would load up UFC 85 with 13 bouts.
Carneiro has gone 2-1 in the Octagon to this point, his only loss being to MMAWeekly.com’s No. 3 welterweight fighter in the world, Jon Fitch. The Brazilian was impressive in his last outing, however, scoring a TKO victory over Tony DeSouza at UFC 79.
While most of Chonan’s career has occurred in the DEEP and Pride organizations in Japan, he made his UFC debut last November, losing a unanimous decision to Karo Parisyan at UFC 78. He does hold the distinction of being one of only four fighters to have defeated current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Bouts pitting Jonathan Goulet against Paul Kelly and Jess Liaudin vs. Paul Taylor are expected to round out the fight card, but have not yet been announced by the UFC.
UFC 85 Bouts (officially announced):
-Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves
-Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben
-Marcus Davis vs. Mike Swick
-Rashad Evans vs. James Irvin
-Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Vera
-Martin Kampmann vs. Jorge Rivera
-Thiago Tavares vs. Matt Wiman
-Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites
-Luis Arthur Cane vs. Jason Lambert
-Neil Wain vs. Antoni Hardonk
-Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro
UFC 85 Bouts (unannounced):
-Jonathan Goulet vs. Paul Kelly
-Jess Liaudin vs. Paul Taylor