UFC 184 keeps getting more interesting.
A pair of rising lightweights will face off when Tony Ferguson takes on Yancy Medeiros on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles, the UFC announced Tuesday. The main card of UFC 184 will air live on pay-per-view. Ferguson-Medeiros is likely to be on the FOX Sports 1 prelims portion of the stacked event.
Ferguson (17-3) is on the cusp of being ranked in the top 15 among 155-pounders in the UFC. He has won four straight, most recently a submission victory over Abel Trujillo at UFC 181 last month. The California native is 7-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming against ranked competitor Michael Johnson in 2012. Ferguson, 30, trains at Reign MMA in Orange County and 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu with Eddie Bravo in Los Angeles, so the bout at Staples Center will basically be a home match for him.
Medeiros (11-2, 1 NC) has won two straight bouts with unique submissions. He tapped Joe Proctor with a modified guillotine choke last month at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale and got Damon Jackson with a reverse bulldog choke at UFC 177 in August. Overall, the Hawaiian is 4-2-1 in the UFC and Strikeforce. The 27-year-old frequently trains with Nick and Nate Diaz in the Bay Area.
UFC 184 is headlined by a middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. The co-main event will feature Ronda Rousey defending her women's bantamweight title against Cat Zingano. It will be the UFC's first trip back to Los Angeles since UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera in August 2012.