UFC returns to Cincinnati for the first time since 2007, and three bouts were announced for the Fight Night card.
A fight originally scheduled for UFC 167, Ed Herman takes on Rafael Natal in the middleweight division. Herman (21-10, 1 no-contest) looks to get back on track after a decision loss to Thales Leites, while Natal (17-5-1) tries to bounce back to the wins after suffering a first-round knockout to Tim Kennedy.
Soa Palelei is also set to compete in Ohio, facing off against Ruan Potts in the heavyweight division. Palelei (21-3) returned to the UFC in 2013 and scored back-to-back knockout wins over Nikita Krylov and Pat Barry. South Africa’s Potts (8-1) makes his UFC debut riding a three-fight win streak.
The third match-up announced for the card features lightweights Justin Salas and Ben Wall. Salas (11-5) looks to get back on track after a quick submission loss to Thiago Tavares in Brazil. Wall (7-1-1) suffered his professional loss in a 43-seconsd knockout to Alex Garcia in his UFC debut in December.
The UFC Fight Night card takes place at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 10.