clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Two fights added to UFC Fight Night 45

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A welterweight fight between Rick Story and John Howard, and a flyweight contest with John Lineker and Alptekin Ozkilic, have been slated for UFC Fight Night 45 on July 16 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J, according to UFC officials Sunday.

Story (16-8) has lost three of his past five fights, including via split decision to Kevin Gastelum at UFC 171 this past March.

Howard (22-9) has won two of his three UFC fights in his return. He lost to Ryan LaFlare via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 39 last month.

Lineker (23-7) has won four of his past five UFC fights. However, he lost to Ali Bagautinov in his last trip to the Octagon, falling via unanimous decision at UFC 169.

Ozkilic (9-2) is 1-1 in his UFC tenure. He lost via unanimous decision to Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 35 this past January in his last UFC fight.

Donald Cerrone will face Jim Miller in the main event.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting