Two of the UFC’s most promising lightweights will square off on Memorial Day weekend.
Dana White announced late yesterday that Edson Barboza and Evan Dunham will meet at UFC 146 on May 26.
“For the UFC (146) May (26) card in Vegas, we just signed Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham!!”
Dunham is currently working his way back up the lightweight ladder after dropping two straight to Sean Sherk and Melvin Guillard when he was on the verge of title contention in 2010. He was able to rebound with wins over Shamar Bailey and Nik Lentz in his two most recent fights, but he still doesn’t have quite the momentum behind him that Barboza does. That kid still hasn’t lost a fight in his career and is coming off the most picture perfect spinning wheel kick KO of Terry Etim that we’ve probably ever seen in MMA. It would definitely be a big win for Dunham if he can pull it off.
UFC 146 is also expected to feature Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem and Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. CB Dollaway. More fight announcements are still to come, but it’s already shaping up to be a strong card.
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