Three fights announced for UFC Fight Night card in Cincinnati

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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.

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