The next UFC event will take place on February 16 at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The event will air on FUEL TV with a 3 p.m. ET start time, and preliminary fights will begin on Facebook at 12 p.m. ET.
The event will be headlined by the UFC interim bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Barao and challenger Michael McDonald. The co-main event will feature a pair of ranked featherweights when Cub Swanson takes on Dustin Poirier.
Barao became the interim champion by defeating Urijah Faber via unanimous decision in his last outing. The current champion Dominick Cruz had to have a second surgery on his torn ACL and will not return to action until 2014. McDonald smashed former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres via first round KO in his last outing at UFC 145 in April 2012.
The full UFC on FUEL TV 7 card is below:
- Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
- Cub Swanson vs. Dustin Poirier
- Jimi Manuwa vs. Cyrille Diabate
- Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago
- James Te Huna vs. Ryan Jimmo
- Che Mills vs. Matt Riddle
Preliminary fights (Facebook)
- Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte
- Paul Sass vs. Danny Castillo
- Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi
- Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
- Vaughn Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka
- Phil Harris vs. Ulysses Gomez
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