More of the undercard fights for the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship show in Atlanta are starting to emerge as the promotion added a number of new fights on Thursday.
Included in the mix will be a lightweight tilt between Kurt Pellegrino and Thiago Tavares. Both fighters are coming off of losses, with Pellegrino losing by submission to former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Nate Diaz, while Tavares dropped his last fight by knockout to Matt Wiman.
Former “Ultimate Fighter” season 7 competitor, Matt Brown, returns to action at UFC 88 fresh off of his win over Matt Arroyo to take on one of the top up and coming international fighters in the UFC, Dong Hyun Kim, who made a splash with his debut fight picking up a TKO win over Jason Tan at UFC 84.
Two previously rumored fights have also been confirmed by the UFC as Tim Boetsch looks to get back to his winning ways when he faces James Lee in a light heavyweight match-up while Ryo Chonan returns from injuries that have kept him out of competition since last year to take on Roan Carneiro.
UFC 88 takes place on Sept 6 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA.
Current UFC 88 card:
-Chuck Liddell (#4 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Rashad Evans
-Rich Franklin (#3 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Matt Hamill
-Dan Henderson (#8 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Rousimar Palhares
-Karo Parisyan (#10 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
-Roan Carneiro vs. Ryo Chonan
-James Lee vs. Tim Boetsch
-Thiago Tavares vs. Kurt Pellegrino
-Matt Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
*Based on MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings