The UFC announced today a slate of bouts it will feature during its Feb. 21 event at Consol Energy Center.
Though the main event has yet to be set, the card currently features 10 fights. The group of participants is highlighted by undefeated UFC featherweight Cody Garbrandt, a Urichsville, Ohio, native now living in Sacramento, Calif., who launched his mixed martial arts career while living in Pittsburgh. He will take on 11th-ranked bantamweight John Lineker.
The rest of the event includes the following fights, with the career records of the fighters in parenthesis: No. 12 middleweight Derek Brunson (14-3) against No. 14 Roan Carneiro (20-9); welterweight Brandon Thatch (11-3) against Siyar Bahadurzada (21-6-1); heavyweight Anthony Hamilton (14-4) against Shamil Abdurakhimov (15-3); lightweight James Krause (22-7) against Shane Campbell (12-3); middleweight “Smile’N” Sam Alvey (25-7) against Daniel Sarafian (10-5); welterweight Joe “Diesel” Riggs (41-16) against Chris Camozzi (22-10); a women’s bantamweight bout between Sarah Moras (4-3) and Lauren Murphy (8-2); welterweight Alex Garcia (13-2) against Sean Strickland (16-1); and middleweight Trevor Smith (13-6) against Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes (11-1).
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