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Donny Walker, Jeff Hougland to Make UFC Debuts at UFC 132

Bantamweights Donny Walker and Jeff Hougland will face one another in their UFC debuts at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White confirmed Thursday on UFC.com.

The matchup finalizes the UFC 132 card starring Dominick Cruz in a bantamweight title defense against Urijah Faber.

Both fighters have never fought on a major card before but are coming into the promotion with lengthy win streaks.

Walker (15-6) has won seven straight since May 2009, including a win one year ago over current Bellator competitor Kenny Foster. Against former WEC fighters, Walker holds rear-naked choke losses to both Jeff Curran and Cub Swanson. Walker, 31, trains under UFC veteran Jason Dent in Mentor, Ohio.

Hougland (9-4) has won eight in a row and eight years ago fought and loss to current Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez in the pre-Zuffa WEC 6 event. The 32-year-old Hougland is the owner of Combat Sports & Fitness in Enumclaw, Wash. and this past March tried out for The Ultimate Fighter 14.