by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A lightweight match-up has been added to the upcoming UFC 119 show in Indianapolis as veteran fighter Aaron Riley returns to action to face new UFC signee Pat “Awesomely Awesome” Audinwood in an undercard bout on the Sept 25 show.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by representation of Audinwood’s at KO Reps and Team Bombsquadon Friday.
Aaron Riley (29-12-1) is a longtime mainstay of the MMA scene all over the Unites States, and is a multi-time veteran of the UFC. Training full time now out of Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico, Riley has made his way back to the UFC and has gone 3-2 since his return in 2008.
His last fight out, Riley picked up a unanimous decision win over Joe Brammer, and returns to his home state of Indiana to fight on the debut UFC card in the state.
Fighting out of Team Bombsquad, Pat “Awesomely Awesome” Audinwood (9-0-1) has one of the best nicknames to ever step foot in the Octagon, and a fight record to back it up.
Previously training with fighters like Jon Jones, Audinwood is actually the cousin of WEC veteran John Franchi, and outside of a draw, the lightweight prospect has an unblemished record in his MMA career.
The fight between Riley and Audinwood is expected to be part of the untelevised undercard for the UFC 119 pay-per-view taking place at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.