by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday announced additional bouts for UFC on Versus 1, the promotion’s debut on the sports network home of its sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting.
A light heavyweight bout pitting Jason Brilz against Eric “Red” Schafer was added to the March 21 card, and the previously reported fight between James Irvin and Alessio Sakara was confirmed.
Brilz (17-2-1) is coming off of a loss after a 13-fight unbeaten run. He lost a unanimous decision to Eliot Marshall – who faces Vladimir Matyushenko on the Versus card – at UFC 103 in Dallas. Brilz won his first two bouts in the Octagon.
Schafer (11-4-2) is making his second tour of duty in the UFC. He went 1-2 in his first go around, but has flipped that around this time, defeating Houston Alexander and Antonio Mendes before losing his last bout to Ryan Bader.
Neither fighter is likely to be shown the door for losing, but a loss would definitely put the loser in a precarious position.
MMAWeekly.com reported the likelihood of the Irvin vs. Sakara bout earlier this month.
Another light heavyweight bout pitting Jon Jones against Brandon Vera headlines UFC on Versus 1 at the Odeum Colorado in Broomfield, Colorado, on March 21.