Two more bouts have been added to UFC’s August 8th event recently. Here’s what’s scheduled now.
Scott Holtzman vs. Beneil Dariush
Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman will clash with fellow lightweight Beneil Dariush on the show. The pairing was confirmed by Holtzman on Instagram recently. Both fighters have been successful lately, as they will both walk into their summer bout with winning streaks.
Holtzman has won his last two, defeating Dong Hyun Ma and Jim Miller. His win over Miller came in last February and was his most experienced opponent to date.
Dariush has built a four-fight streak of wins which dates back to 2018. After a decision win over Thiago Moises, Dariush went on to stop Drew Dober, Frank Camacho, most recently, Drakkar Klose.
Steve Garica vs. Peter Barrett
Making his UFC debut, Peter Barrett will be booked against Steve Garcia. The fight was first reported by Nolan King of MMA Junkie. Barrett’s debut is a long-awaited one, as the Massachusetts-based fighter earned his UFC contract through a win on TV series “Dana White’s Contender Series” in August of 2019.
Barrett’s initial debut was scheduled for late May against Danny Henry, however, as with what happened to many fights, COVID-19 cancelled it.
Garcia will look to get his first win in the UFC against Barrett. Garcia, a former Bellator fighter, made his UFC debut last February against Luis Pena, losing via unanimous decision. The Jackson Wink fighter gets his second chance in August.
UFC’s August 8th event has a heavyweight main event scheduled for it, as Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleinik fight in a five-round battle. The now eight-fight card looks like this.
Bout 8: Derrick Lewis (23-7) vs. Alexey Oleinik (59-13-1) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Sergey Pavlovich (14-1) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Chris Weidman (14-5) vs. Omari Akhmedov (20-4-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Nicco Montano (4-3) vs. Julia Avila (8-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Andrew Sanchez (11-5) vs. Wellington Turman (16-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Miranda Granger (7-1) vs. Nadia Kassem (5-2) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Beneil Dariush (18-4-1) vs. Scott Holtzman (14-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Peter Barrett (11-3) vs. Steve Garcia (11-4) (Featherweight)