UFC officials have added two more bouts to the upcoming TUF 17 Finale that’s set for April 13 in LasVegas. A featherweight bout between Cole Miller and Bart Palaszewski has been verbally agreed upon. Also, a featherweight bout between Justin Lawrence and Daniel Pineda have been verbally agreed upon to take place at the event.
Bart Palaszewski, Donald Cerrone, Nick Diaz and B.J. Penn each earned $75,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at UFC 137.
The UFC has struggled with injuries for their upcoming UFC 130 card. The promotion has tabbed Rafaello “Tractor” Oliveira to fill in for Bart Palaszewski.
Cody McKenzie will have to wait a little longer before he makes his third UFC appearance. The TUF 12 veteran has had to withdraw from his May 28 scheduled bout with Bart Palaszewski due to injury.
Former WEC lightweights Jamie Varner and Chris Horodecki have been issued their walking papers by Zuffa and won’t get the chance to go through the post-merger transition to the UFC.
Lightweight veteran Bart Palaszewski likes to stand and trade, but if Kamal Shalorus uses his wrestling to take him down, Palaszewski is confident in his ground game.