The UFC has officially announced a trio of new match-ups for next month’s historic debut on FOX. Joining headlining heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos on November 12 at UFC on FOX will be Robert Peralta vs. Mackens Semerzier, Matt Lucas vs. Aaron Rosa, and Paul Bradley vs. Mike Pierce.
The organization revealed the freshly made rumbles earlier today through their website.
Peralta is coming off a win in his Octagon debut after racking up seven straight victories beforehand and holds an overall record of 15-3. Semerzier should certainly pose a challenge for the youngster with a solid ground game and powerful striking.
Unlike Peralta, Rosa came up short in his only appearance thus far in the infamous eight-sided cage but nonetheless lived up to his reputation as an exciting fighter after going toe-to-toe with Joey Beltran this past June at UFC 131. His opponent, the 14-2 Lucas, will be fighting in the UFC for the first time but has won five consecutive fights including four via TKO.
Finally, Bradley will be looking to bounce back from his Unanimous Decision defeat against Rafael Natal at UFC 133 and build on his impressive 18-3 record. Pierce also fell by way of points at the same event, losing a hotly-contested battle with Johny Hendricks after having won his previous three fights (all in the UFC).
In addition to Velasquez and Dos Santos, the six scrappers will now compete alongside already announced fights on the lineup including most notably Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida.
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC
MMATraining Take: While not necessarily “sexy” fights on paper, all three of these bouts should be entertaining in nature and likely feature a finish of some sort. I for one will definitely be tuned in on FX, Facebook, or wherever else the pairings might show up.