Bengaluru, December 8: The Ultimate Fighting Championship for the first time visit Frenso with UFC Fight Night: Swanson Vs Ortega on Saturday (December 9), hosted at Save Mart Center in California.
The main event of Fight Night 123 features a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega.
After a submission loss to current champion Max Holloway, Swanson has gone on a four-fight winning streak with back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Hacran Dias, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Doo Ho Choi and most recently Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 108.
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As for Ortega, he has won four straight after his UFC debut win over Mike De La Torre was turned into a no-contest fot testing positive for drostanolone.
A TKO win over Thiago Tavares was followed by a third-round submission win over Diego Brandão. A third-round KO win over Clay Guida at UFC 199 was followed most recently by a third-round submission win over Renato Moicano at UFC 214.
The co-main event of the evening also features a featherweight bout between Jason Knight and Gabriel Benítez.
After four straight wins in the UFC which included victories over Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres and Chas Skelly, Knight suffered a first-round TKO loss in his last contest to Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214.
While Benitez suffered a unanimous decision loss in his last bout to Enrique Barzola at UFC 211 which followed a submission victory over Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 94.
On the Main Card also features a bantamweight bout between Marlon Moraes and Aljamain Sterling, a lightweight bout between Scott Holtzman and Darrell Horcher, a middleweight contest between Eryk Anders and Markus Perez.
Meanwhile a bantamweight bout between Albert Morales and Benito Lopez will kick off the main card.
In the preliminary card, a women's flyweight bout between two former UFC bantamweight title challengers will play headline as Alexis Davis meets Liz Carmouche.
A bantamweight bout between Frankie Saenz and Merab Dvalishvili also features on the under card while a lightweight bout between Chris Gruetzemacher and Davi Ramos also features in the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card.
Here is the scheduled fight card for UFC Fight Night 123:
Main Card (Sony ESPN)
1. Featherweight bout: Cub Swanson Vs Brian Ortega
2. Featherweight bout: Jason Knight Vs Gabriel Benítez
3. Bantamweight bout: Marlon Moraes Vs Aljamain Sterling
4. Lightweight bout: Scott Holtzman Vs Darrell Horcher
5. Middleweight bout: Eryk Anders Vs Markus Perez
6. Bantamweight bout: Albert Morales Vs Benito Lopez
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
1. Women's Flyweight bout: Alexis Davis Vs Liz Carmouche
2. Bantamweight bout: Luke Sanders Vs Andre Soukhamthath
3. Bantamweight bout: Carls John de Tomas Vs Alex Perez
4. Bantamweight bout: Frankie Saenz Vs Merab Dvalishvili
5. Lightweight bout: Chris Gruetzemacher Vs Davi Ramos
6. Bantamweight bout: Alejandro Pérez Vs Iuri Alcântara
7. Middleweight bout: Antônio Braga Neto Vs Trevin Giles
The live telecast of the main card in India is available via Sony ESPN on Sunday (December 10) at 8.30 AM IST.