by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com (Reporting – Damon Martin)
New UFC signee Ricardo Romero now has a fight to go with his new contract. MMAWeekly.com sources say the AMA Fight Club product will square off with Seth Petruzelli on the undercard of UFC 116 on July 3 in Las Vegas.
Romero (10-1) has spent his entire professional career working his way up through the ranks of the venerable Ring of Combat promotion in New Jersey. He is currently in the midst of a five-fight winning streak that includes a victory over current UFC fighter James McSweeney.
Petruzelli (12-4) has fought in the UFC twice before, coming up short to both Matt Hamill and Wilson Gouveia. However, he is most famously known as the man who KO’d Kimbo. He knocked out Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in 14 seconds in the main event of a bout the two had on an EliteXC fight card on CBS in 2008.
A heavyweight title unification bout between current UFC champion Brock Lesnar and interim titleholder Shane Carwin headlines UFC 116 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.