Two Bouts Added to UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane

Flyweight Justin Scoggins faces Ben Nguyen on the March 19 event at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia.

Scoggins (11-2) has put together back-to-back wins since suffering the first defeats of his career in 2014. He made his promotional debut in the same Australian venue in 2013.

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Nguyen (14-5) is riding an eight-fight winning streak. He last fought in November, defeating Ryan Benoit by rear-naked choke in the first round at UFC 193. He hopes to keeps his streak alive and move into the rankings.

Leslie Smith-750x370A women’s bantamweight bout pitting was also added to the fight card. Japan’s Rin Nakai takes on American Leslie Smith.

Nakai (16-1-1) suffered her first career loss in her UFC debut to title contender Miesha Tate in September 2014. The fight against Smith will be her first fight since the loss to “Cupcake.”

Smith (7-6-1) has also been out of action since late 2014 and is coming off a loss. She lost to Jessica Eye in her last outing at UFC 180 by doctor stoppage. Neither fighter wants to lose two consecutive bouts.

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir takes place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia on March 19. Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir faces Mark Hunt in the fight card’s main event.

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