A light heavyweight bout has been added to UFC 209.
On Thursday it was announced that 25-year old Australian fighter Tyson Pedro will return to the Octagon on March 4 to take on Paul Craig. The Daily Telegraph was the first to break the news.
Pedro is coming off of a first-round submission victory over Khalil Rountree in his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 101 in November. He is 5-0 overall as a professional fighter, with all of those victories coming via first-round finish.
The Scottish fighter Craig is also undefeated (9-0), and is coming off of an impressive victory over Luis Henrique Da Silva at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento. The “Bearjew” has finished all nine of the opponents he’s faced to date.
UFC 209 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and will feature a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. The headlining fight on the card has yet to be announced.
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