The UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi on April 11 is starting to fill out! It was reported by FoxSports.com this past week that a welterweight bout between John Howard and Ryan LaFlare is the latest addition to the UFC Fight Night card.
Howard (22-8) was invited back to the Octagon to trade leather with Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 runner-up Uriah Hall. After taking home a unanimous decision victory at UFC Fight Night 26 back in August, “Doomsday” followed it up by out-pointing Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 168 last December.
As for LaFlare, the New Yorker has kept his record undefeated through his first three fights in the UFC, moving to 10-0 overall in his MMA career. In his most recent outing, LaFlare defeated Court McGee by decision at UFC on Fox 9.
UFC Fight Night 39 will be headlined by a heavyweight showdown against hard-hitting grapplers Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson, and will likely stream on the promotion’s new “Fight Pass” digital network. More fight announcement are expected in the coming weeks.
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