Bantamweights Mark Striegl and Johnny Munoz Jr. will get the chance to pick up their first UFC win when matched for UFC 261. Mike Heck of MMA Fighting confirmed the fight on Wednesday.
The fight joins an April 24th pay-per-view event that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Both fighters will be entering the UFC cage for the second time. Both of their prior experiences didn’t go their way, resulting in a loss.
Striegl, a former ONE Championship fighter, had a quick loss when he faced Said Nurmagomedov in October. Their fight lasted less than a minute before Nurmagomedov put together ground and pound that made the referee stop the fight.
Munoz Jr. took his first pro loss in August, losing a unanimous decision to Nate Maness. He had previously attained 10 wins on the regional MMA scene.
UFC 261 is quickly gaining fights. The event currently has the flyweight and strawwieght champions booked for the top two fights on the card. Here is what has been reported so far.
Bout 7: Valentina Shevchenko (20-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (21-8) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 6: Zhang Weili (21-1) vs. Rose Namajunas (9-4) (UFC Strawweight Championship)
Bout 5: Chris Weidman (15-5) vs. Uriah Hall (16-9) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Anthony Smith (34-16) vs. Jimmy Crute (12-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Danaa Batgerel (8-2) vs. Kevin Natividad (9-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Brendan Allen (15-4) vs. Karl Roberson (9-3) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Mark Striegl (18-3) vs. Johnny Munoz Jr. (10-1) (Bantamweight)